Jobs change lives. They empower individuals, sustain families and strengthen communities. High unemployment levels affect many communities across Australia and the task of tackling this problem has traditionally fallen to the federal and state governments.
Local councils are also in an excellent position to understand the changing needs of local businesses and residents and to help address unemployment by brokering local jobs for local people.
Hume City Council in outer-metropolitan Melbourne has developed a pioneering program that transforms the lives of unemployed residents and increases economic participation at the local level.
This handbook is designed to provide local government leaders with the practical knowledge needed to implement the Hume program model in their own communities. It will be of particular interest to councils wanting to:
- increase the wellbeing, social inclusion and economic participation of their residents
- increase engagement with local employers and developers, and
- enhance the overall economic prosperity of their community.
The content will also be of interest to federal and state government decision-makers, employers, employment service providers, vocational training organisations and other organisations working to address unemployment and improve social cohesion.
Hume City Council
Local Employment Partnerships Team
Phone: +61 3 9205 2834