Jump-starting careers in Melbourne

Published on 21 Oct 2014

It means APM's campaign target of securing employment for 40 job seekers in the western suburbs of Melbourne was exceeded.

"This is a terrific outcome for local job seekers who have a disability, as well as the many local businesses in which they are now working," said APM's Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hobday.

"Many of the job seekers have already commented about the difference that being in work has made to them and their families, which is further evidence that one of the best forms of welfare is a job.

"APM is proud to have run this campaign and the successful outcome is a credit to local employers, job seekers and our enthusiastic staff."

APM is now exploring the possibility of staging similar campaigns in other parts of Australia, while it will continue placing more job seekers with a disability into work in western Melbourne.

"While our Jump Start campaign may have finished, the task of maintaining and increasing the level of workforce participation across Australia for APM goes on," Mr Hobday said.

"The relationships between APM and local employers which have been created and reinforced will undoubtedly result in even more job seekers being placed into employment."

APM partnered with the local council, Wyndham City, for Jump Start,while the campaign was supported by the Sons of the West men's health initiative, training provider MEGT and Blockout Blinds.