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BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES IMPROVING LABOUR MARKET EFFECTIVENESS North Melbourne – 6 October 2005 Agenda 9.45am: Arrival and registration 10.00am:Welcome and Introductions 10.10am: Better Connections presentation 11.00am:Identification and discussion of issues

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BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES

IMPROVING LABOUR MARKET EFFECTIVENESS

North Melbourne – 6 October 2005


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Agenda

  • 9.45am: Arrival and registration

  • 10.00am:Welcome and Introductions

  • 10.10am: Better Connections presentation

  • 11.00am:Identification and discussion of issues

  • 11.30am: Morning tea

  • 11. 50am: Developing an action plan

  • 12.50pm: Lunch

  • 1.20pm:Guest speakers

  • 2.00pm:Drawing it together

  • 2.20pm: Close


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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


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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


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North Melbourne ESA and North Eastern Melbourne Labour Force Region


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Population Growth

Source: ABS Population projections 2002-2011 (Cat no 3222.0) Series B


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North Eastern Melbourne Profile

  • Working Age Population (15-64) : 311,000

  • Unemployment Rate : 4.6%vs 5.1% for the state

  • Employment Rate (15-64) :70.4% vs 71.4% for the state

  • Participation Rate : 64.1% vs 64.0% for the state

  • Diversity :

    • 35.9% of the population born overseas (29.3% for the state)

    • 29.7% born in a non English speaking country (21.8% for the state)

  • Education :

    • 42.4% of the population completed post school qualifications

      compared to 43.7% for the state

    • 20.6% of the population completed a degree or higher compared

      to 21.0% for the state

Source : ABS Labour Force Survey 3 Month Averages to August 2005, ABS Supplementary Labour force survey 3 month average to May 04, ABS Supplementary Labour force survey May 03


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North Eastern MelbourneLabour Market Demand

Industry

  • Employment by industry vs state

  • Employment status by industry

  • Projected industry growth


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MelbourneLabour Market Demand

Skill Shortages

  • Professionals

  • Trades


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Skill Shortages - Melbourne Professionals


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Skill Shortages - Melbourne Trades


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North Melbourne Labour Market Demand

  • All vacancies lodged and filled (Job Network and Job Placement Organisations)

  • New Apprenticeship vacancies lodged and filled (Job Network and Job Placement Organisations)

  • New Apprenticeship commencements (DEST 2003)


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North MelbourneLabour Market Supply

Working Age Populations

  • Working age payment recipients

  • Centrelink and Job Network populations

  • Job Network quarterly referrals


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Upcoming activities and those already established and underway

  • Wholesale Market moving to Epping

  • Westfield expansion in Whittlesea

  • Expansion of Epping Plaza

  • Vic Urban’s Aurora Project (Epping North)

  • Commonwealth Games in City of Darebin

  • Austin – Mercy Hospital re-development in Heidelberg


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Range of DEWR Programmes

  • Job Network

  • Employment Innovation Fund

  • Job Placement

  • Community Work Coordinators

  • Voluntary Work Initiatives

  • Green Corps

  • New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

  • Transition to Work

  • National Harvest Labour Information Service

  • Personal Support Programme

  • Job Placement, Employment and Training

  • Disability Employment Assistance

  • Indigenous programmes such as Community Development Employment Projects, Structured Training & Employment Projects, Indigenous Small Business Fund, Wage Assistance


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Possible issues for consideration

  • How to increase the participation of parents and people with a disability?

  • How to engage employers and industry to increase the participation of parents, people with a disability and very long-term unemployed?

  • How can employment service providers make better linkages and increase the placement of job seekers into New Apprenticeships?

  • How do providers better engage with industry and employers to take advantage of opportunities in the region (eg wholesale market; Westfield expansion).


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Local action plan for each issue

  • Focus on practical actions

  • Identify stakeholders and linkages


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Guest Speakers

Growth in the Northern CorridorJohn FrancisDirector, Economic Development UnitCity of Whittlesea

Disability Open Employment in the Northern RegionGlen PrewittManager, Disability Open Employment JobCo


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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


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Finish

Thank you


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