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Up to $1.6 million for projects to help 900 job seekers gain skills for employment

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Hundreds of job seekers will have the opportunity to be connected to jobs through the latest round of a State Government employment program.

A total of 16 private service providers are sharing up to $1.6 million from round two of the WorkReady Jobs First Employment Projects to help create employment opportunities for up to 900 people.

The 21 projects combine skill development with support, such as mentoring and one-to-one case management. These projects help job seekers including young people, Aboriginal people, mature-aged and people with disability, to improve their work readiness, develop their skills and get a job or work more hours in their region or local area.

The projects link to job opportunities in industries such as accommodation and food services; construction; healthcare and social assistance; transport and warehousing.

Background

Among the Jobs First Employment Projects funded in round two are:

WorkReady is the State Government’s training, skills and employment strategy.

For more information about Jobs First Employment Projects visit www.skills.sa.gov.au or phone the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.