As we look towards 2018 and new opportunities ahead, we would like to introduce the Employ Local, Support Local, Live Local initiative.
We are taking our expertise in working with trainees and apprentices, labour hire and casual labour, resume and cover letter preparation to students who are ready to enter the job market and offer locally based employment solutions. Our goal is to reduce the talent drain by educating young people on the traineeships, apprenticeships and careers that are available in their own community and promoting individuals to potential employers to help reduce long term unemployment.
We have been working within the community space for many years and have promoted employment solutions for employers and youth alike. The Employ Local, Support Local, Live local initiative takes this approach towards local employment a step further to specifically target youth career development by offering locally based solutions.
Many students on the verge of leaving school are stuck in a mindset that if they want to find a well paying and stable career, they must look at moving to other communities. The process completely overlooks local employment and career opportunities resulting in a talent drain in local employment pools.
We are also using this initiative to help reduce long-term unemployment in communities. Through our work with individuals participating in the Work for the Dole program, we are identifying employable individuals who have gained new skills and trades are now employable in new markets.
We are committed to building strong communities and we ask you to consider to Employ Local, Support Local, Live Local.