Local Jobs Program
The Local Jobs Program is a Federal Government-funded initiative that is a first of its kind, designed in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy. The LJP focuses on reskilling, upskilling and developing employment pathways to assist people to move back into jobs as the economy recovers.
SSI successfully tendered for roles as Employment Facilitators within the LJP, which resulted in three staff members being appointed as Employment Facilitators across three key regions of QLD and NSW (Sydney South West, Gold Coast and Wivenhoe).
SSI Employment Facilitators will work with employers, employment services providers and training providers to develop and leverage opportunities to match jobseekers with current and emerging employment and training opportunities.
Meet SSI Employment Facilitators
If you are an employer or employment service provider in the regions of Sydney South West, Gold Coast and Wivenhoe and you are interested in learning more about how the Local Jobs Program can support you please contact SSI Employment Facilitator via the below details.
Jodi Brackenbury – Gold Coast Region
M: 0474 774 007
Local Jobs Program Gold Coast Facebook Group
Jodi is a perceptive and visionary leader with an eye for opportunity. With over 25 years of experience within the Employment, Training and Community sector, Jodi offers high level negotiation skills and solution-based strategies for internal and external stakeholders within the Employment and Education sector. With a passion for empowering people, changing lives and giving back to the community, Jodi is dedicated to supporting people to overcome barriers and provide opportunity for social and economic participation.
Antoine Burke – Sydney South West Region
Local Jobs Program Sydney South West Facebook Group
Local Jobs Program Sydney South West YouTube
Antoine has a background in business development, training, job readiness, government administration, and recruitment and is keen to build synergies/collaboration across the local labour market. His goal is to connect people, engage employment service providers and get to know pain points and opportunities of employers in the region. As Employment Facilitator, Antoine is also passionate about working with RTOs and Training Providers with links to Employment Service Providers who can identify pathways to employment in the sectors mentioned.
John Perry – Wivenhoe Region
M: 0418 719 795
Local Jobs Program Wivenhoe Facebook Group
John has decades of experience in building successful projects and teams in the employment, education and training sector. He has an unmatched knowledge and understanding of this sector and how economic and labour market conditions of the day impact businesses, communities and people. John’s approach to the Local Jobs Program is to understand the staffing needs of business and to work with the employment services provider network to best prepare unemployed people to meet the requirements of these opportunities in a sustainable way.
How we can help
If you are an employer or employment service provider in the regions of Sydney South West, Gold Coast and Wivenhoe and you are interested in learning more about how the Local Jobs Program can support you, you can link in with an Employment Facilitator.
Eligible job seekers on a jobactive, ParentsNext, New Employment Services Trial or Transition to Work caseload may be able to participate in Local Jobs program. Please contact your employment service provider for more information and to be referred to SSI Employment Facilitators.
The Local Jobs Program (LJP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The Employment Facilitators support the delivery of the LJP across 51 Employment Regions.
For more information on the Local Jobs Program visit dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program