Opinion

Did anyone think to ask job seekers what needs to change?

By Zoë Wundenberg
May 31 2022 - 5:30am
The kind of work available through jobactive providers is rarely a good skills match to what they have to offer. Picture: Shutterstock
The kind of work available through jobactive providers is rarely a good skills match to what they have to offer. Picture: Shutterstock

In March 2022, the Liberal government released a Workforce Strategy (2022-27) identifying the short- and long-term workforce challenges projected to arise in Australia, and laying out how we should address them. To do this, the government consulted many stakeholder groups, with the exception of perhaps the most important one: job seekers themselves.

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