Jobs Drive Eurobodalla getting people into work

THE Department of Employment’s Jobs Drive in the Eurobodalla by last week had already successfully placed 40 people into work.

The project’s goal is to place 100 people into work and the message from coordinator Jane Robinson to jobseekers is just get out there with a resume and start knocking on business doors, which recent studies showed worked.

“Get ahead of the competition – get out there and show you are motivated, keen and have initiative,” she said.

Business owners in turn are asked to contact one of the employment service providers located at the Narooma Plaza as there were good people willing to work.

A stand with representatives from the agencies was set up on Thursday at the Plaza.

Also present were Eurobodalla Shire Council’s economic development officer Sarah Cooper and David Hickman from Federal Member Peter Hendy’s office, who said it was all about small business taking on extra person giving them a chance.

One person looking for work is 25-year-old job seeker Jessice Knight who is working with Campbell Page at Narooma to find a job.

Jessica has just returned to Narooma after working in clubs and motels in country Victoria.

She is hoping to find a position in hospitality or aged care. She is set to do her Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and gambling (RCG) next month.

“I love Narooma and hope I can find work as I am a good worker,” she said.

Campbell Page Eurobodalla business manager Jayella Roche was confident Jessica would be able to find a job.

“We specialise in getting job seekers and employers together and assisting clients to find work and overcome their financial difficulties,” she said.

“Our staff live in the area and have a good understanding of the labour market and we offer incentives to assist job seekers get into employment.”

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