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BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES: 

BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES IMPROVING LABOUR MARKET EFFECTIVENESS Goulburn Valley (Shepparton) Employment Service Area 28 August 2006

Agenda: 

Agenda 9:00am: Tea and Coffee on arrival 9.30am: Welcome and Introductions 9.45am: Better Connections presentation 10:30am: Minister Stone 11.00am: Morning tea break 11.30am: Adnan Aghazal – Uniting Care Cutting Edge 11:45am: Identification and discussion of issues 12.15pm: Lunch 1.00pm: Developing an action plan 2.00pm: Drawing it together 2.30pm: Closing remarks

Origins of the workshops : 

Origins of the workshops DEWR undertakes a range of research and analysis of labour supply and skill shortages DEWR, with other Government agencies, is looking at how to address Australia’s labour supply and skill shortages Run a series of workshops to share information and ideas

Objective of the workshops: 

Objective of the workshops Improve Labour Market Effectiveness by addressing labour supply and skill shortage issues increasing labour market participation (target groups – mature aged, single parents, people with a disability, Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, youth) establishing and further developing linkages between relevant organisations

Goulburn Valley Employment Service Area: 

Goulburn Valley Employment Service Area

Goulburn Valley Employment Service Area - Profile: 

Goulburn Valley Employment Service Area - Profile Source : ABS Population by Age and Gender June 2004, DEWR Small Area Labour Markets March 2006, 2001 Census Working Age Population (15-64) : 72,000 Unemployment Rate : 6.2% vs 5.4 % for Vic. Education : 27% of the population completed post school qualifications compared with 34.9% for the state 7.5% of the population completed a degree or higher compared with 14.3% for the state Diversity : 8.5% of the population were born overseas compared with 23.4% for the state

Mature Age Employment and Workplace Strategy (MAEWS): 

Goulburn Valley (Shepparton) has been selected as one of the areas for MAEWS in 2006/2007. The Strategy aims to increase workforce participation by mature aged Australians. Mature Age Employment and Workplace Strategy (MAEWS)

Mature Age Employment and Workplace Strategy (MAEWS): 

There are three elements in the package: Jobwise Outreach workshops and job seeker self-help groups Wise Workforce workshops Mature Age Industry Strategy Further details is available at the Jobwise website www.jobwise.gov.au Mature Age Employment and Workplace Strategy (MAEWS)

Workforce Tomorrow 2005-2010: 

Workforce Tomorrow 2005-2010 The impact of Workforce Ageing in Australia is the equivalent to a shortfall of 195,000 workers. Shortfall in Australia by industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 8,000 Manufacturing 45,400 Retail Trade 22,100

Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey: 

Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey 312 employers surveyed from 8 industries 72% of surveyed employers recruited in the past 12 months 10% of the 2,294 vacancies remained unfilled Recruitment difficulties were most prominent among employers recruiting for Labourers, Clerical, Sales and Service Workers, Transport Workers and Tradespersons. Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

Occupations difficult to fill: 

Occupations difficult to fill Tradespersons Cabinetmakers Plumbers Motor Mechanics Structural Steel and Welding Farm Overseers Carpentry and Joinery trades Metal Fitters and Machinists Clerical, Sales and Service Workers Child Care Workers General Clerks Insurance Agents Labourers and Transport Workers Farm Hands Truck drivers Freight and Furniture Handlers General Labourers Factory Workers Cleaners Plant Operators Meat Process Workers Professionals Vocational Education Teachers Disability Support Workers Generalist Medical Practitioners Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

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Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

Recruitment Expectations: 

Recruitment Expectations 36% of businesses surveyed expect employment to grow over the next 12 months 60% of businesses surveyed expect to recruit in the next 12 months Employers in the Property and Business Services industry were the most likely to anticipate the need to recruit 60% of employers expect to recruit staff with trade or tertiary qualifications Source: DEWR/DVC, Goulburn Valley ESA Skills in Demand Survey, June 2006

Goulburn Valley ESA Labour Market Demand: 

All vacancies lodged and filled (Job Network and Job Placement Organisations) Australian Apprenticeship vacancies lodged and filled (Job Network and Job Placement Organisations) Australian Apprenticeship commencements Goulburn Valley ESA Labour Market Demand

Goulburn Valley ESA Labour Market Supply: 

Working Age Customer Populations Working age payment recipients Centrelink and Job Network populations Goulburn Valley ESA Labour Market Supply

Summary: 

Summary Higher unemployment area A higher proportion of the working age population receiving Centrelink payments 10% of vacancies remained unfilled Employers experienced difficulty recruiting for Farm Hands, Child Care Workers, Truck Drivers and Tradespersons Many employers identified the need for applicants with greater experience as well as training and qualifications Suggests that Australian Apprenticeships, training and work experience may be effective strategies

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone, MP Minister for Workforce Participation and Federal member for Murray: 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone, MP Minister for Workforce Participation and Federal member for Murray

Upcoming activities and those already established and underway: 

Upcoming activities and those already established and underway New SPC wholesale distribution facility due for completion in October Expansion of the Tatura Abattoirs Increased industrial, commercial and housing developments at Cobram, Yarrawonga, and Shepparton Expansion of SCS Plastics Construction of Tourist and Accommodation facilities at Nagambie and Yarrawonga

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How to increase the participation of: People with a disability Parents, Mature Aged How can employment service providers make better linkages and increase the placement of job seekers into Australian Apprenticeships? How to increase the participation of: CALD jobseekers How to increase the participation of: Indigenous jobseekers How do providers better engage with Local industries experiencing labour shortages Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Health and Community Services Property and Business Services Transport and Storage to take advantage of employment opportunities in the region? Possible issues for consideration

Developing a local action plan: 

Developing a local action plan Focus on practical actions for each issue being addressed Identify stakeholders and linkages

Evaluation strategy: 

Evaluation strategy Workshop evaluation to be filled out today Follow up survey of participants to assess specific actions/strategies undertaken Longer term data analysis to assess measurable items and analysis of qualitative information relating directly to each workshop

Finish: 

Finish Thank you

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