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Formerly Job Futures

Mindset matters - Part 1: SMART goal setting

How do you get in the right mindset for your job search? Whether you’re just getting started or have been chipping away for a while, the first step is getting clear with what you want to achieve and setting some goals.

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CoAct launches latest Impact Report

Helping people find and sustain employment is the core of what we do, but the impact of this is so much more than simply the number of people we help. It’s the transformation of people’s lives where the real impact lies.

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Why help the long-term unemployed?

People who have been unemployed for 12 months or more face considerable challenges, socially, financially and also in terms of their health. Long-term unemployment is associated with poor physical and mental health, social isolation and poverty. Workers who remain outside the workforce for some time ..

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Going Above and Beyond for the Cairns Community

With a worldwide reputation as the leading leisure resort in the Cairn’s region, Cairn’s Colonial Club Resort has a high standard of quality to uphold. The Club prides itself on their friendly, helpful staff and is working with local employment services provider and CoAct Service Partner, ..

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What Happens After Schoolies is Over?

Last December, Year 12 students across the country embarked on Schoolies Week. But after the celebrations are over, many school leavers are faced with the daunting reality of finding work in what can be a tough market for young people. This was certainly the case for HSC student Ryan*, who lives in ..

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More Than Jobs

Homelessness is often seen as a problem that just affects adults in big cities. But the sad reality is that over 26,000 Australians under the age of 25 will not have a safe place to sleep tonight1. Some reports even estimate the number of homeless youth to be as high as 44,000. In NSW, the problem ..

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No Skills, No Experience? No Problem!

When Daniel came to CoAct Service Partner, Community Solutions, seeking help to find employment, he came with a positive attitude but little to no workplace experience, nor any first-hand knowledge of how to go about getting a job. Daniel had never had a resume and had lived a relatively isolated life ..

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How the right mindset helped Emma find financial independence

Finishing high school usually means starting an exciting new chapter of life. For Emma, her leap into her next chapter was not so easy. Faced with several personal challenges, she found it difficult to maintain employment. Emma initially found short-term work after completing her HSC, but due to ..

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Enthusiastic Attitude Lands Gavin New Job (And New Car)!

Sometimes it is the desire to do the right thing by our loved ones that sees people fall out of employment, as was the case for Gavin, an Indigenous man in North Queensland. Gavin’s decision to move to a location where his family could settle down meant he had been out of work for over 12 months. ..

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Using Art to Inspire Young Job Seekers

Helping job seekers is not all about resumes and job interviews – it’s also about building communication skills and networking. This is why The Personnel Group runs regular activities sessions with the Albury Wodonga Community College, which incorporates Too Cool for School (2C4S) and Indie ..

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Matt is Busy as a Bee

One of our Service Partners, The Personnel Group (TPG), recently shared some good news from one of their former Participants which we wanted to pass on. Matt came to TPG looking for help to find work after leaving school. He now has not one, but two jobs – working with Repco and KFC. Matt ..

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Youth Projects’ Youth Space

Imagine a place where disadvantaged young people can gather to learn, engage with their community and build their employability skills in a supportive, chilled-out environment. This is exactly what CoAct member Youth Projects have built at their Youth Space centre in North-West Melbourne. Co-designed ..

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Green Army Yields Real Results for Young Job Seekers

Ten young Indigenous men from La Perouse have seen their lives turned around after completing Stage 2 of their Green Army project. The Guriwal Aboriginal Bush Tucker Revitalization and Biodiversity Project was undertaken as part of the Government's Green Army program, an environmental and employment ..

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A fresh approach to creating accessible jobs

What sets the CoAct network of employment services providers apart is our focus on community. We are a network of locally-embedded providers, with a shared, genuine desire to give back to the communities in which we are based. Social enterprise is just one way our members can engage directly with the ..

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A great yarn!

As part of NAIDOC celebrations this week, Bundaberg-based CoAct member, IMPACT Community Services, had the privilege of hosting a special 'Yarnin' with the Elders' lunch. The event was a wonderful demonstration of John Heywood's quote: "Many hands make light work". Certificate III Hospitality Students, ..

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Dedicated to Helping Others – MRI E-Cycle Solution Named 2017 CoAct Employer of the Year

The management at MRI E-Cycle Solutions know that the key to building a strong team is to ‘perfectly match’ an employee’s skills to the roles and requirements of the business. Using this strategy, and with the support of local employment services provider and CoAct member, Workways, MRI E-Cycle ..

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Joy Comes Full Circle

When Joy came to Community Solutions in Cannonvale after being unemployed for more than a year, the last place she saw herself was working for Community Solutions itself! During her first meeting with Community Solutions' Employment Consultant, Casey Dickinson, it was clear Joy had lost confidence ..

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A Positive Attitude Goes a Long Way for David

David had been unemployed for over a year when he met with Community Solutions' Employment Consultant, Casey Dickinson. They talked through his history together and found there were many reasons David had been unable to find and sustain employment. David suffered from PTSD along with depression and anxiety. ..

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How transferring Employment Services Provider helped Jason* find his path

Jason*, aged 20, was transferred to Youth ProjectsTransition to Work (TTW) from an Employment Services Provider. Jason wanted to become a Chef. The problem was that nothing much had happened for Jason during his time with the Employment Service Provider. He was happily surprised to find the team at Youth ..

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CoAct’s Best and Brightest Honoured

Youth Projects and MRI E-cycle Solutions have been honoured for their work with Australia’s most disadvantaged at a special ceremony at this year’s CoAct ConnectUp!

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