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Jesse's path to employment

04 Jul 2017

Pictured here is Jesse Evans our first job seeker doing an Internship via Youth Jobs PaTH. Internships are a great way to get work experience, offering incentives to businesses and job seekers. Gutter-Vac, a roof and gutter cleaning company is hosting Jesse and supporting his training on the jo...

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Paying it Forward - The True Value of Support and Training

31 May 2017

With four years experience as a Job Placement Consultant under her belt, Ruby Duncan had a very clear idea of the challenges new recruits faced in starting a new role in employment services. In an industry that is hard pressed to find the resources for on-the-job training and support, Joblink Plus i...

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The Beauty of Apprenticeships

05 Apr 2017

Claire came to Joblink Plus looking for a career, but unsure how to get started. After spending some time with Katherine, her Joblink Plus Consultant, it became clear that Claire was going to be a great addition to the Beauty Industry. As soon as 18 year old Claire walked into Cowra's Absolute B...

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BarbeCURE

09 Mar 2017

Joblink Plus staff will host community barbecues on Friday March 10 to provide an easy way for employers to hear about all the incentives available when employing a registered job seeker, while raising funds for cancer research. Full time sites across rural and regional NSW are getting behind the Ba...

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Commitment Counts as a Catalyst for This Hard Working Mum

06 Mar 2017

After 8 years as a stay at home mum and struggling with the demands of running her own business, Jessica (pictured: right) came to Joblink Plus unsure of her own abilities and potential.   Talking through Jessica's career goals and working through some of the Smart and Skilled funded ...

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Claire's Dream Comes True

13 Feb 2017

Meet Claire! Claire (pictured on right) is from Cowra in Central West NSW and has always had her heart set on working in the Beauty Industry.   When she came to Joblink Plus at the age of 18, Claire and her Job Placement Consultant Katherine discussed her interests. It was very clear that...

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Creating Opportunity with Disability

10 Feb 2017

Benbro Electronics demonstrates the power and heart of diversity in action. Located in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, this small company shows us how inclusion creates opportunity for individuals and business. Arthur's story demonstrates how embracing differences benefits everyone involved. ...

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Chris: Cooking up a Career

16 Jan 2017

Chris came to Joblink Plus having been unemployed for about 4 years. Joblink Plus helped him into a hospitality course which led him to a traineeship with SEE Change Cafe in Tamworth. Chris has now finished his traineeship and is working full time at SEE Change Cafe, which is a Joblink Plus social e...

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One of a Kind - Nathaniel

21 Dec 2016

Meet Nathaniel! All his mates call him Nate, and he has quite a few new mates at One of a Kind's Sustainability Centre in Tamworth.   Nate has been supported by Joblink Plus in Tamworth in his job search, and his consultant Meghan thought participating in Work for the Dole with One of...

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It's in the bag Christmas Campaign

16 Dec 2016

Joblink Plus has partnered with Share the Dignity's "It's in the Bag" campaign this Christmas to help people in need. It's a simple, but powerful, concept: Take a new or pre-loved bag, fill it with useful sanitary items, and drop it off to your local Joblink Plus office and it ...

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Totem Pole project for learning, growth and creativity

16 Dec 2016

Transition to Work participants in Tamworth have been involved in a fantastic project designing, connecting with, and creating Totem Poles to help build valuable foundation skills. Transition to Work is specifically designed to help young people move from school into work or training.   T...

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Helping community and job seekers

23 Nov 2016

In mid-2015 the Newcastle Pistol Club and Newcastle Small Bore & Air Rifle Club started a Work for the Dole project with the assistance of Wallsend Employment & Training and Joblink Plus. Work for the Dole is designed to provide job seekers with skills and experience which will help them gai...

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Making Opportunities Count

17 Nov 2016

Trevor (pictured) came to Joblink Plus Tamworth about 5 months ago as part of the Transition to Work program. Transition to Work is specifically designed to help young people aged 15 – 21 years move from school into work or training. That’s exactly what Trevor has done in the short amoun...

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R U OK Rap

31 Oct 2016

Local Tamworth youth recorded this rap for R U OK Day to raise awareness of mental health issues. The young people in the video are a part of a local school re-engagement program. The production of the song was made possible by Tamworth Family Support Service, Joblink Plus, and the Youthie who provi...

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Finding Work on the Land

25 Oct 2016

Nathan had been working in Sydney at a couple of different jobs before moving back to Dubbo to live with his parents for a bit. A Wiradjuri country boy at heart, Nathan first walked into Joblink Plus dressed in boots and hat - a job on the land would suit him perfectly. Joblink Plus consultant Jan k...

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7 ways to positively impact employers through social media

04 Oct 2016

A staggering 45% of employers admit to checking job applicants’ social media profiles before making an employment decision. Employers are also willing to dismiss any potential candidates based on any perceived negative attributes that candidate may have on their social media profile. Social me...

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First impressions on social media are vital

22 Sep 2016

Everyone has heard the phrase 'a picture is worth a thousand words' so let your profile picture tell your story. According to careersavvy.co.uk a potential employer will spend only 5.7 seconds looking at your profile. Employers like many of us are time poor and will briefly view your profile...

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SEE Change Cafe

12 Sep 2016

SEE Change is a Joblink Plus social enterprise initiative providing great coffee, food and grocery items, as well as training for people who need experience in hospitality. Located in the Tamworth Regional Youth Centre, it is a hub for skills development leading to employment opportunities. SEE Chan...

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R U OK Day

09 Sep 2016

R U OK Day was held on 8 September, 2016. At Joblink Plus we held morning teas, BBQ's and contacted friends, family, and community members to ask the question R U OK? One little question can make a big difference to those people struggling with life.   For further information on R U O...

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Taking the Stress Out of Recruitment

29 Aug 2016

Corey and Natasha Walmsley (pictured) have been running Corey's Catering for almost 10 years in Tamworth, NSW. They now cater for clients across the state which creates recruitment challenges because of the large distances they cover and the short time frames they work with.   When Co...

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Remember Kierryn?

23 Aug 2016

Remember Kierryn? Joblink Plus Wallsend placed him into a great job for Christmas. Kierryn's story has been turned into a video by the Department of Employment to show how jobactive is working to help employers find the right fit.   To view the original story of Kierryn please clic...

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Campbell's Customer Service Dream

05 Aug 2016

Campbell finished High School at the end of 2015 in Tamworth. At the beginning of 2016 Campbell came to Joblink Plus in the NSW Transition to Work program which is designed to help young people with a disability gain employment after leaving school.   Campbell was already working at KFC W...

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Welcome to the Board, Jim!

28 Jul 2016

JOBLINK PLUS WELCOMES JIM MACDONALD TO THE BOARD   Local business Joblink Plus is benefitting from a new addition to the Board of Directors. A position has been vacant since long-serving Director Esther Halliday retired in January 2015. Since then, rather than seeking to immediately fill ...

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Kids @ Work

19 Jul 2016

On Friday 15 July, Joblink Plus hosted a company-wide Kids @ Work day coinciding with the last day of school holidays and Youth World Skills Day. Each site adopted a 'Christmas in July' theme, welcoming in children of all ages to see where their parents, family and older friends work. &nb...

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NAIDOC Week 2016

12 Jul 2016

NAIDOC Week was held 3 - 10 July 2016. Along with our local communities, Joblink Plus celebrated this years' Songlines theme with Indigenous stories, art and food. Our full time sites received an Acknowledgement of Country plaque to be displayed in a prominent location. Each site also recei...

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All smiles for Kyle's TtW success

17 Jun 2016

Meet Kyle.  This photo was taken after his first day of work at his new job in Narrabri. Kyle bumped into his consultant Erin at Coles Supermarket - and couldn't wait to tell her how good it was!   Kyle is an early school leaver, which means he left school before completing Year 10....

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Certificate III in Individual Support Graduation

06 Jun 2016

Last Friday (3 June, 2016) eleven job seekers graduated in Certificate III in Individual Support, a nationally recognised qualification that opens doors to employment in the Community Services industry. The group are pictured here with trainer Hannah (7th from left) at Joblink Plus Training. &nbs...

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Anna's story

31 May 2016

Anna came to Joblink Plus for some help to find work that suited her after spending some time out of the workforce to raise her children. With the help of Joblink Plus Anna attained her medium rigid (MR) truck driving licence from Central West Driver Training which was required for her new job. Anna...

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Youth Jobs PaTH

23 May 2016

The Federal Government announced in the 2016 budget a new initiative aimed at helping young vulnerable people into jobs. Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire) is part of the Federal Government's national economic plan for jobs and growth in a stronger diversified economy. The innovative initiat...

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2016 Tamworth Regional Career and Business Expo

23 May 2016

The 2016 Tamworth Regional Career and Business Expo was held 18 May, 2016 at the TRECC. The event provided valuable career and business advice and information for over 1,500 attendees from 100 exhibitors.     This is the 25th year of the event which was started in 1992 by Rota...

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8 job search setbacks to watch out for in 2016

22 Apr 2016

Looking for work can be very frustrating and it is sometimes difficult to overcome any setbacks which are faced along the way. It is important to remember that these setbacks are a part of the job search process and should not hinder your job plans and aspirations. Understanding potential setbacks, ...

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Green Army Graduation

18 Mar 2016

On Thursday 18 March 2016 the Green Army team graduated from their 6 month program.   Tamworth has benefitted from the hard work of these local young people over the last six months. The Green Army is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports loca...

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International Women's Day

08 Mar 2016

On Tuesday 8 March 2016 Joblink Plus Tamworth took time out to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Along with millions of others across the globe, we looked back on how far we've come, and how much remains to be achieved. Workplace equity is an issue we c...

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Joblink Plus to deliver Transition to Work

07 Mar 2016

On Friday, 4 March 2016 Joblink Plus was announced as the sole provider of the Transition to Work (TtW) service in the New England and North West region by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash. Our TtW service commenced in Far West Orana (including Broken Hill) on February 29 from 4 full-time sites: Broke...

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Amy's Real Estate Dream

15 Feb 2016

It was an exciting build up to Christmas for Amy at Real Estate Solutions Tamworth. Amy was awaiting exchange on what was her first sale as a sales agent during the festive season. She was also expecting an imminent offer on another property at the same time as everything came together at once. She ...

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Kim's Work Placement Success

15 Feb 2016

Kim Nguyen was unable to find work after completing her Psychology degree, Kim was placed with Lifeline for her Work for the Dole activity in the Hunter. The skills and experience that Kim gained at Lifeline during her placement proved to be very valuable when she applied for sustainable employment....

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Employer helps out job seeker

15 Feb 2016

Roy Price (left) had only just moved to Cessnock and found himself needing a sustainable job when he found his way to Joblink Plus. Roy sat down with his Joblink Plus consultant to discuss the type of work he was after and developed a plan to find him work. He recently commenced employment with Vada...

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Employer Engagement Day

05 Feb 2016

On Wednesday February 3, 2016 Joblink Plus staff dressed up for a Great Australian themed employer engagement day. Thousands of local businesses in our operational footprint were contacted leading to hundreds of identified vacancies. The day was a fantastic success for local employers and job seeker...

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Gift of a job at Christmas

12 Jan 2016

Chief Gourmet Goods were in need of someone to work part time during the very busy period approaching Christmas but had difficulty finding keen and reliable staff. Mel from Chief Gourmet Goods lodged a vacancy with Joblink Plus to get some assistance in finding a suitable person that was work ready....

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Community Christmas Celebration

11 Jan 2016

Christmas is a time of celebration and the coming together of people. Community Christmas Celebration offered a place to be, good food to eat and people to be with for those in the Tamworth community that would otherwise miss out at Christmas time. The celebration was held by Joblink Plus in conjunc...

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