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Local jobs for local people

Monday, 11 November In

An initiative that we created to help residents of a local housing estate find work has resulted in 104 jobs in the space of a year.

Through the Flemington Works program, we've found local jobs for some of our most disadvantaged residents.

The program, which is supported by $650,000 funding from the State Government, is helping young people and women living at Flemington Housing Estate to find meaningful employment through direct recruitment, social procurement, work experience, micro-enterprise development and community-driven employment initiatives.

Residents of the Flemington Housing Estate have some of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

Long-term unemployment has a profound effect on both current and future generations who grow up in these areas of social disadvantage.

We've recognised the most effective way to respond to the high level of social and economic disadvantage experienced by residents of the estate is through participating in meaningful work.

The program has allowed us to continue to develop relationships within the community, build trust and focus on building employment pathways.

We've also helped residents establish micro-businesses, creating 20 jobs, offering them flexibility and autonomy in their work.

This is just one way that we as a council are aiming to improve the quality of life for our residents and address intergenerational disadvantage.

We're now advocating for further funding to help create more jobs for our most vulnerable residents before the funding runs out mid-next year.

Find out more about the program by contacting Flemington Community Centre on 8325 1800.

 

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