Long Term Unemployment Conference – early bird ends soon

The Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference in 2014 will focus on the at-risk groups: Mature Age | Youth | Indigenous | Disability | Regional

These groups are the most vulnerable to economic change.  They continue to have lower employment participation rates than what is needed to guard against poverty and disadvantage. The impact on individuals and families, society and the economy of long-term unemployment is immense. Many of these at risk groups experience multiple or severe barriers to work.  These challenges are compounded by mental health issues, homelessness, family break down, and isolation.  Early intervention and targeted programs for those facing more than 12 months, or longer,  of unemployment are needed.

A focus on job creation now and in the future is fundamental to Australia’s capability and stability. Beyond the current mining boom we will be facing labour shortages (for example) in aged and community care employment.  Is the Australian labour force equipped to meet these opportunities? Are we aligning skills and the economy with future employment conditions?

This conference will address the causes and programs needed to provide opportunities for at risk groups: Disability, Mature Age, Youth, Indigenous and Regional Unemployed.  It will focus on “Building Capability” to create employment in the future with over 50 presentations on research, policy, programs and case studies.

kooka early birdAustralian Long Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise. The 2 day conference will feature keynote presentations and 3-4 streams on long term unemployment issues, please click on the link for the Preliminary Program Released. For more information about the conference please visit the website www.longtermunemployment.org.au or call the conference secretariat on 61 7) 5502 2068.

Reminder!

Please note the Early Bird ends on the 7th July 2014

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