Published on 05 August 2015

The Jump Start campaign, which has been launched at an employer event in Grafton, is aiming to place eight job seekers into employment in local businesses and organisations in the month of August.

"As one of the largest providers of employment services in Australia, APM has a strong, ongoing commitment to placing job seekers into work right across the country," said APM's Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hobday.

"Our commitment includes promoting employment participation in regional areas, such as the Clarence Valley.

"Through this campaign, our team is raising awareness among local employers about the free services that APM provides and, where eligible, government wage subsidies.

"Our goal is to place eight job seekers into work before the end of August."

Mr Hobday said a successful campaign will result in numerous benefits for the local area - and beyond.

"By any measure, the best form of welfare is work," he said.

"The benefits that job seekers who are placed into meaningful employment experience are far broader than them being better off financially.

"Being in work provides a significant lift to the health and self-esteem of job seekers, it relieves pressure on their families and helps local businesses, as well as the broader economy."

Local employers seeking more information about the job seekers who APM is working with should contact our local team.

For media enquiries, please contact

corporate.affairs@apm.net.au

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