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MADEC Australia expands to help job seekers find and keep a job

MADEC significantly expanded its operations on the 1st of July when it commenced delivery of the Australian Governments jobactive program.

MADEC is one of 44 organisations across Australia selected to deliver jobactive from 2015 – 2020.

For the past 46 years MADEC, a not for Profit organisation, has specialised in training, employment and community development services.

In the new jobactive system MADEC will ensure that over 14,000 job seekers receive the practical help they need to move from welfare to work, and that employers are being sent candidates that have the skills and attitudes that meet their business needs.

MADEC CEO Laurence Burt said “MADEC has been contracted to deliver employment services for many years and as a result of this recent expansion is now the largest jobactive service provider is South Australia with contracts for service delivery in all regions other than Adelaide North. MADEC is also responsible for jobactive services across more than 60% of regional Victoria.”

“In the last 2 months we have opened 36 new locations in the Wimmera and North East regions of Victoria, South East South Australia and the Eyre Peninsula and recruited an additional 100 staff to prepare for the 1 July launch of jobactive.”

The new jobactive includes wage subsidies to support the employment of young job seekers, Indigenous job seekers, the long-term unemployed, the Restart subsidy for older workers, as well as the Government’s Relocation Assistance, which is helping people move to take up a job.

MADEC is also the largest provider of Harvest Labour Services in Australia with 6 harvest labour contracts in NSW, Vic and SA and is the sole provider of the Australian Government National Harvest Labour Information Service to connect job seekers to harvest work opportunities.

Mr Burt stated “We have successfully expanded due to our capacity to deliver services that meet the needs of local job seekers and employers, our strong past performance in service delivery, the skills of our dedicated staff and the strength of our management team and governance structures.”

“We look forward to working with employers, job seekers and community organisations though our network of 60 offices in South Australia and Victoria to meet local workforce needs. “