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'Swimming upstream' : young people and service provision under Job Services Australia /

by Rose, Jen | Youth Affairs Council of Victoria | Morstyn, Lisa | Tudehope, Alice.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Youth Affairs Council of Victoria 2011Description: 44 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography : p. 42-44 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: YACVic has examined the provision of employment services to vulnerable or disadvantaged young people under the Job Services Australia (JSA) program. We have chosen to research this area because of the high rates of youth unemployment in Australia. As of June 2011, young people aged between 15 and 24 years were experiencing an unemployment rate of 11.0 per cent, significantly higher than that of the broader Australian community (4.9 per cent). Our report seeks to assess whether the JSA program is currently meeting the needs of young people in Australia. The report confirms the importance of all generalist and specialised youth JSA service providers adopting best practices when working with young people seeking employment. In addition, the report recommends that the JSA program provides greater recognition of social or non-vocational outcomes achieved by JSA providers for vulnerable young people and that the JSA program encourage JSA providers to adopt an integrated, flexible and highly individualised approach when working with vulnerable young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"An offer you can't refuse" : workfare in international perspective. /

by Lodemel, Ivar (ed..) | Trickey, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2001Description: xxi, 357 p.Notes: January 2001 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. A new contract for social assistance / Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey -- 2. Between subsidiarity and social assistance - the French republican route to activation / Bernard Enjolras, Jean Louis Laville, Laurent Fraisse and Heather Trickey -- 3. Uneven development - local authorities and workfare in Germany / Wolfgang Voges, Herbert Jacobs and Heather Trickey -- 4. Workfare in the Netherlands - young unemployed people and the Jobseeker's Employment Act / Henk Spies and Rik van Berkel -- 5. National objectives and local implementation of workfare in Norway / Ivar Lodemel -- 6. When all must be active - workfare in Denmark / Anders Rosdahl and Hanne Weise -- 7. Steps to compulsion within the British labour market policies / Heather Trickey and Robert Walker -- 8. Making work for welfare in the United States / Michael Wiseman -- 9. Comparing workfare programmes - features and implications / Heather Trickey -- 10. Discussion : workfare in the welfare state / Ivar LodemelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Barriers to employment" : why jobs are hard to get if you live on the high rise estates in the City of Yarra. /

by Hodcroft, David.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2003Description: 36 p.Notes: January 2003 Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33) Website : http://www.jss.org.au A research project of the Ignatius Centre for Policy and Research, Jesuit Social Services -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

A job network for job seekers . /

by Murray, Phil.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Catholic Social Services Australia 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.catholicwelfare.com.au/system/files/CSSA_Job_Network_Discussions_Paper_2.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:34:02 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A plan for change : Melbourne Citymission's 2007 youth homelessness campaign : position paper. /

by Melbourne Citymission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Citymission 2007Description: 32 p. + 1 booklet.Notes: August 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A qualitative study exploring employers' recruitment behaviour and decisions : small and medium enterprises /

by Davidson, Jacqueline | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendices pp. 55-83 Bibliography pp. 84-86 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: There has been much emphasis on increasing the employment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in recent years and policy has increasingly been geared towards increasing the labour market participation of people with traditionally high rates of non-employment, such as disabled people. The introduction of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with increased conditionality can be seen as an attempt to get more disabled people into work and participating in work-related activity, which raises questions about employment opportunities in the labour market for disabled people. For example, it is already known that people can face discrimination in employment recruitment procedures according to age, gender, ethnicity and disability and research has highlighted that disabled job applicants may be discriminated against when compared to non-disabled applicants with similar skills and experience.Availability: (1)

A review of developments in the Job Network . /

by Thomas, Matthew | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/Library/pubs/RP/2007-08/08RP15.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:47:41 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Activating the unemployed self : a program evaluation : the Community Support Program : a report to Melbourne Citymission. /

by Langley, Matilda | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 2000Description: 38 p.Notes: June 2000 See reference to the Brotherhood of St Laurence study, p. 36Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Active strategies for an ageing workforce : conference report, Turku, 12-13 August 1999 /

by Naegele, Gerhard.

Publisher: Luxembourg European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 2000Description: 61 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Addressing barriers for jobless families /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 58 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-58Summary: This report presents an overview of jobless families in Australia. In June 2010 there were 310,000 jobless families with children under 15 years in Australia and 580,000 children under 15 living in jobless families. Compared with other OECD countries, Australia has a relatively high rate of children living in jobless families. In 2007, according to the latest available international comparisons, Australia had the fourth highest rate of children living in jobless families within the OECD.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Advocacy for employment for people with disabilities in Australia. /

by Miranda, Melville.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 58 p.Notes: "This study was conducted to meet the 'Professional Project' requirements for the Masters Degree in Public Advocacy and Action, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University in conjunction with the Brotherhood of St Laurence."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age discrimination : exposing the hidden barrier for mature age workers /

by SaratChandran, Priya | Australian Human Rights Commission | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21-23Summary: The purpose of this paper is to look at and raise awareness and understanding of ageism and unlawful age discrimination against mature age workers within the workplace. This form of discrimination appears to sit quietly, it can go unnoticed and seems accepted. This paper aims to expose it. The paper explains what age discrimination and ageism are and what they can look like in Australian workplaces. It also outlines the often devastating impacts this form of discrimination can have on the lives of individuals, our communities and our nation as a whole. The paper explains how mechanisms, such as the Age Discrimination Act, can help to protect us from unlawful age discrimination and, more broadly, assist in tackling ageism within our community.Availability: (1)

Ageing and employment policies : Australia. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: 164 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: One of a series of reports on different OECD countries, this compact book includes a survey of the main employment barrier for older workers (that is, those aged 50+) in Australia, an assessment of the existing measures to overcome these barriers, and a set of policy recommendations. While the focus is on encouraging older Australians to remain longer in the workforce, the policy considerations involve not only employment assistance but also income support (especially age pensions) and taxation. There are numerous graphs and tables comparing the situation in Australia with those of other industrialised countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing and employment policies : United Kingdom /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 150 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing and the barriers to labour force participation in Australia /

by Adair, Tim | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography pp. 35-38 Appendix p. 39Summary: The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) projects that, between 2011 and 2020, the number of persons aged 50 and over in Australia will increase by more than 22 per cent. By 2050, the number aged 50 and over will have increased by over 80 per cent, or by 6.4 million. In comparison, the number of persons aged 18 to 49 is projected to grow by just over 35 per cent by 2050. This important demographic change, ceteris paribus, implies a greater role for mature age Australians both economically and in society more generally.Availability: (1)

And we quickly saw results in the first 12 months /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 2006Description: p. 5-6.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B13234 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.Summary: ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australia at work : just managing? /

by Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Prentice Hall 1999Description: xix, 199 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's young adults : the deepening divide /

by Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 1999Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 1999 PDF of preface This is a companion to "Australia's Youth: Reality and Risk"Summary: This report, which follows the 1998 publication Reality and Risk, provides a national perspective on developments that have affected young adults in the 1990s. It highlights some trends that have emerged over the last two decades for young Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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