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City of Logan Signs MoU to Support Jobseekers

Published: 17 July 2015

City of Logan Signs MoU to Support Jobseekers
Signatories to the jobseeker agreement

The agreement forms part of Council's Skills for Industry pilot program that was established as part of the City of Choice: Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015.

Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton (Division 2) said the new MoU would bring on board current jobactive service providers following the Australian-first signing of a similar agreement in 2013. 

"Logan City Council is committed to working with local businesses and job service providers to create training and employment opportunities for our community," he said

"Working closely with the jobactive organisations operating in the City of Logan helps ensure training and recruitment activities closely align with the skills required by local industry and businesses.

"Matching industry needs with training helps jobseekers to find work in their local area and ensures they have the skills that our businesses need for future growth.

"We have had a very positive response from industry and the community and we're looking forward to creating some real opportunities, particularly with cutting edge and innovative businesses establishing themselves in Logan."  

As part of the agreement the Logan Office of Economic Development will continue to work closely with local businesses and all agencies involved.

"The Skills for Industry program has also proven successful in delivering on-the-job training opportunities where participants gain practical skills that lead to employment," said Cr Lutton.

"For example 13 local youths undertook hospitality training as part of the program earlier this year and eight of these participants went on to secure work as a direct result."

The organisations signed on to the MOU are:

  • Logan Office of Economic Development;
  • MAX Employment;
  • Sarina Russo Job Access;
  • The Salvation Army Employment Plus; and
  • Tursa Employment & Training.

jobactive is the Federal Government's new employment service, designed to better meet the needs of job seekers and employers and improve job outcomes.

Pictured left to right:

Daniel Willett                  Logan City Council

Lyn Ketter                       Max Employment

Sharon Meredith             Salvation Army Employment Plus

Kieren Kearney              Salvation Army Employment Plus

Ian McEwan                   Tursa Employment and Training

Dianne Fletcher              Sarino Russo Job Access

Maria Griffin                    Department of Employment

Cr Russell Lutton            Logan City Council

Kaylea Neale                  Sarina Russo Job Access

Nunzia Confessore         HELP Enterprises