Introducing Session Speaker David Thompson, CEO of Jobs Australia

David Thompson is CEO of Jobs Australia Limited, the national peak organisation for more than 200 non-profit providers of employment and related services for unemployed people.  David has a keen interest in social justice and equity issues and joins us at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference this December.

David is also Director of the National Roundtable of Nonprofit Organisations Limited, Chair, Jobs Australia Foundation, Chair, COMMACT International and Director of its Australian Chapter, Chair of Community 21 Limited, and Chair of Community Sector Enterprises Pty Ltd.  David is also a member of the Board of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy and a member of the Global Advisory Board to the Minister for Labor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

David Thompson, CEO of Jobs Australia.
David Thompson, CEO of Jobs Australia.

David was made a Member in the Order of Australia in 2005 for his services to the community in the areas of employment, education and training.

Are our programs fit for the future?

We know that the world of work is changing: globalisation, automation and low growth across the developed world mean that more people are being pushed towards the bottom of our labour market where jobs are part-time, casual, or contract-based and precarious. Yet our systems of labour market support were developed in a different time. Our industrial relations, welfare, and employment services systems are all based on assumptions that are no longer true for much of our working-age population. The nature of work is changing, and we need to start a conversation about how our support systems need to change too.

The 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 1 – 2 December 2016 at the Mercure Brisbane. This year’s theme is Finding Solutions and focuses on business working together with employment facilitators and agencies to create positive outcomes for Australia’s long-term unemployed.

The 2016 Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference Program is now available to DOWNLOAD HERE.

Join us at the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference this December. For more information and to secure your spot visit the conference website today.