More local young people will get the employment start they need, with the Australian Retailers Association’s partnering with the Coalition Government to deliver up to 10,000 internships to young Australians.
“Nothing beats hands-on experience for gaining skills and knowledge. This initiative will provide practical work experience and help local young people get and keep a job,” Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said.
Mr Buchholz said the agreement was part of the Youth Jobs PaTH program and encouraged local retailers to take part.
“This initiative will provide more opportunities for local youth to learn new skills and showcase their talents in the industry,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I’m pleased local businesses, with the support of the Australian Retailers Association, can now back our local young people so they are able to develop skills and experience that boosts their job prospects.”
The Youth Jobs PaTH program has seen more than 4,800 young people already commence employability skills training courses and more than 6,200 young Australians have found work through the newly reformed youth wage subsidy.
Mr Buchholz said a job is the best opportunity for young people and this program will provide a foothold in the employment market.
“This initiative is an investment in the future of our local youth and local employers will see a direct benefit,” Mr Buchholz said.
For more information on the Government’s Youth Employment Strategy visit, https://www.employment.gov.au/youth.