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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

BETTER CONNECTIONS – BETTER OUTCOMES

IMPROVING LABOUR MARKET EFFECTIVENESS

North Melbourne – 6 October 2005

agenda
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
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

north eastern melbourne profile
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

north eastern melbourne labour market demand
North Eastern MelbourneLabour Market Demand

Industry

  • Employment by industry vs state
  • Employment status by industry
  • Projected industry growth
melbourne labour market demand
MelbourneLabour Market Demand

Skill Shortages

  • Professionals
  • Trades
north melbourne labour market demand
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)
north melbourne labour market supply
North MelbourneLabour Market Supply

Working Age Populations

  • Working age payment recipients
  • Centrelink and Job Network populations
  • Job Network quarterly referrals
upcoming activities and those already established and underway
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
range of dewr programmes
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).
local action plan for each issue
Local action plan for each issue
  • Focus on practical actions
  • Identify stakeholders and linkages
guest speakers
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

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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