Wyndham City is seeking retail and hospitality employers to give young people the opportunity of employment, as part of the Fresh Start Employment Pathways Program.

Wyndham City Council is delivering a series of youth development initiatives focused on finding local jobs for young people, thanks to a State Government grant.

Learning City portfolio holder Cr Josh Gilligan said the Wyndham Community and Education Centre would offer young people training, insights and support into casual and part-time employment in retail and hospitality. 

“This is a real opportunity to kick-start a career and the partnership has already matched job-ready participants with employers keen to give our young people the opportunity to join the workforce,” Cr Gilligan said.

“We want the next generation of workers to find work that suits their skills and interests so they can gain experience in that industry and continue to grow within the company or make the decision to gain some education to further their career in their chosen field.”

“Employers have much to gain from being matched with these enthusiastic young people.”

“Young people can offer a fresh perspective to the workplace and have the energy and motivation to work their way up the career ladder.”

“Employers can save time and money on recruiting by hiring young people who have already been put through job readiness training, tailored to retail and hospitality.”

“Once the employment starts, Wyndham Community and Education supports these young people to develop good employment habits and achieve their long-term career goals.”

“For most young people in the program, this is their first job, and in some cases they are the first person in their family to secure a job in Australia.”

“This program aims to change the way local employers approach recruitment and highlights talented workers they may not source from mainstream advertising.

For more information on how employers can be involved and the ways your business can benefit, contact Wyndham City’s Industry Liaison officer Josh Badenoch on  0439 180 948 or email: Josh.Badenoch@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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