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Council Gives a leg up to Young People Seeking Employment

By Central Coast Council
Posted: 2 Oct 2020
With many young people struggling to find work in the current economic climate, Council is running a free Employ Me workshop to arm young Coasties with important tools and skills for gaining employment.

The workshop, which will take place at The Hub Erina on 7 October 2020, is designed to help young people put their best foot forward during the job application process and relieve some of the stress associated with job hunting.  

Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan said that young people have been disproportionately impacted in the wake of COVID-19, with 9.9 percent of people under the age of 20 losing their jobs as a result of the pandemic*.

"Navigating the highly competitive job market can be tricky for many young people and this has become even more challenging in these current economic conditions," said Ms Vaughan.

"As part of the workshop, young job seekers will learn about a range of practical subjects including what to wear for an interview and how to write an effective resume. They'll also learn interview techniques and be invited to participate in mock interviews to improve confidence.

"Employment providers have told us that one of the biggest barriers to young people gaining employment is not having a driver's licence.

"To help overcome this, the first 12 eligible participants to enrol in and attend the Employ Me workshop will have the opportunity to attend a free safer driver course."

Mayor Lisa Matthews said that the Employ Me workshop provides an important leg-up to young people struggling to find work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are committed to improving career opportunities and pathways for young people on the Central Coast and this workshop is aimed at helping to build skills for life as they step into the workforce at this difficult time," said Mayor Matthews.

The Employ Me Workshop is taking place on Wednesday 7 October from 10am - 2pm at The Hub Erina.

*Source: ABS/ATO, 2021.

 
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