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BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES. IMPROVING LABOUR MARKET EFFECTIVENESS Inner East Melbourne 1 September 2005. Agenda. 10.00am: Welcome and Introductions 10.15am: Better Connections presentation 11.15am: Guest Speaker – Growth in Health and Community Services

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Better connections better outcomes

BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES

IMPROVING LABOUR MARKET EFFECTIVENESS

Inner East Melbourne

1 September 2005


Agenda
Agenda

  • 10.00am: Welcome and Introductions

  • 10.15am: Better Connections presentation

  • 11.15am: Guest Speaker – Growth in Health and Community Services

  • 11:30am: Morning Tea (break)

  • 11.45am: Wise Workforce Workshops – Damien Woods

  • 11.55am: Identification and discussion of issues

  • 1.00pm: Break (working lunch to be served)

  • 1.30pm: Developing an action plan

  • 2.15pm: Drawing it together

  • 2.30pm: Close


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



Population growth
Population Growth

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


Inner east melbourne profile
Inner East Melbourne Profile

  • Unemployment Rate : 4.8%vs 5.2% for the state

  • Employment Rate :74.0%vs 71.6% for the state

  • Working Age Population :408,000

  • Diversity :

    • 28.5% of the population born overseas (23.4 % for the state)

    • 20.4% born in a non English speaking country (16.8% for the state)

  • Education :

    • 46.8% of the population completed post school qualifications

      compared to 34.9% for the state

    • 28.9% of the population completed a degree or higher compared

      to 14.3% for the state

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


Value of mature age workers
Value of Mature Age Workers

  • Client focus – match customer profile

  • Loyalty – lower staff turnover

  • Adaptability – experienced changes before

  • Trainability – apply life skills to new tasks

  • Less absenteeism – strong work ethic

  • Organisational knowledge – mentoring role

  • Flexibility – work hours, locations and contracts


Inner east melbourne labour market demand
Inner East MelbourneLabour Market Demand

Industry

  • Employment by industry

  • Employment by industry vs state

  • Projected industry growth

  • Employment status by industry


Melbourne labour market demand
Melbourne Labour Market Demand

Skill Shortages

  • Professionals

  • Trades





Inner east melbourne labour market demand1
Inner East 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)


Inner east melbourne labour market supply
Inner East MelbourneLabour Market Supply

Centrelink Customer Population

  • Working age payment recipients

  • Centrelink and Job Network populations


Upcoming activities and those already established and underway
Upcoming activities and those already established and underway

  • Redevelopment of Melbourne convention centre

  • Redevelopment of Spencer Street Station

  • MCG Redevelopment

  • Eureka Tower project Southbank

  • Flinders Street Overpass

  • Commonwealth Games Developments

  • Strong development in Cities of Whitehorse, Mannington, Boroondarra and Port Phillip

  • Commonwealth Games – Opportunities in Hospitality, Retail and Tourism.


Range of dewr programmes
Range of DEWR Programmes underway

  • 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 and the Indigenous Employment Centre

  • MAEWS Wise Workforce Workshops (for employers),

  • Jobwise Workshops and Self Help Groups (for mature jobseekers), and

  • MAEWS Industry Strategy

  • Mature Age Worker New Apprenticeships Incentive Scheme


Possible issues for consideration underway

  • Local labour force issues:

    • How to better engage those not currently participating in the workforce

    • How to increase local skill sets to meet labour and skill shortages

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

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


Growth in health and community services
Growth in underwayHealth and Community Services

Employer’s Perspective

Mr Darren Pereira – St Vincent’s Hospital


Morning Tea underway


Mature age employment and workplace strategy
Mature Age Employment and Workplace Strategy underway

  • Announced in Federal Budget 2004-05

  • Targeting mature age people (45+), industry groups and employers

  • Wise Workforce Workshops focuses on SME operators

  • www.jobwise.gov.au


Mature age employment and workplace strategy1
Mature Age Employment underway and Workplace Strategy

Damien Woods,

Business work and Ageing

Wise Workforce Workshops for Inner East Region


Developing a local action plan
Developing a local action plan underway

  • Focus on practical actions

  • Identify stakeholders and linkages


Evaluation strategy
Evaluation strategy underway

  • 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 underway

Thank you


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