Boosting employment opportunities for the multicultural community: Issued 14 June 2012
MEDIA RELEASE: 14 June 2012
The City of Casey is holding a free forum designed to help residents from different cultural backgrounds understand the Australian job market and employment opportunities, on Monday 2 July 2012.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said the Australian Workplace Forum was specifically targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees and people from different cultures.
‘Here in the City of Casey we have a high number of culturally diverse residents, many of whom have difficulty finding suitable employment’, said Cr Aziz.
‘This forum will outline a range of jobs that may be available to them and provide them with techniques to make their job search more successful’.
The City of Casey is hosting the forum which is being supported by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
The program includes speakers from Centrelink, employment and recruitment agencies, Government agencies and education providers. Topics covered will include:
- The difficulties experienced by multicultural job seekers and how to overcome them.
- How to access specialist support services.
- How to search for a job and how to use recruitment companies.
- How to prepare a resume and application letter and interview techniques.
- Expected behaviours in the Australian workplace.
Small break out sessions will cover working conditions and pay, volunteering, understanding education and training in Australia and jobs available through the Westfield Community Employment Program.
Cr Aziz said there will also be a number of information stalls showcasing the support services available to multicultural residents looking for employment.
‘We are confident that this forum will provide valuable information and advice for people from multicultural backgrounds wanting to learn more about the Australian workplace.
‘It will help to steer them in the right direction to find employment’.
Monday 2 July 2012
9.15 am – 2 pm
Chisholm Institute, Clyde Road, Berwick
Bookings are essential and can be made through the City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200 by Thursday 28 June.