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Adelaide community radio station Fresh 92.7 has launched Fresh Jobs, a new initiative to help get South Aussies jobs.
Fresh 92.7’s new program aims to help jobseekers kickstart their career through their brand new, purpose-built website with valuable resources, advice and news to give readers the best chance of securing the jobs they’re applying for. The radio station partnered with sector leaders and government departments to launch this project.
SA Premier Steven Marshall joined Fresh 92.7’s breakfast show to officially launch the Fresh Jobs program live on air.
“I can’t think of anything more important,” Marshal said live on air.
The Premier revealed that SA has “more jobs on offer than ever before,” speaking optimistically about the opportunities in construction, IT and tech, the care industry and more.
This comes after the impact of COVID-19 in 2020 was devastating to local businesses. During this time South Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.8%, with youth unemployment almost double this. Fast forward to 2021 and South Australia’s economic recovery effort is well underway, with unemployment dropping to 6.3%, an increase in jobs being advertised, and businesses successfully exiting Job Keeper.
Chairman of Fresh’s Board, Kat Leese, emphasises the importance of supporting our state.
“It is important now more than ever, to support local. Fresh wants to do its part and has developed an on-line and on-air integrated careers and employment campaign dedicated to providing educational resources and tools to support job seekers, particularly young job seekers,” Leese says.
The Department for Innovation and Skills is the major sponsor for the project. South Australia needs skilled people in growth areas of the economy. From health and social care to defence, construction and IT- skilled career opportunities are more accessible and important than ever.
Darren Pike, Fresh’s Executive Manager and Consultant says the website is a curated space of helpful information.
“We have worked extremely hard to build a space that will support job seekers to access a wide range of employment and careers related information. Everything from preparing your first resume, to what to do with your first pay-check, to how to improve your skills and take the next step in your career pathway,” he says.
In addition to the Department for Innovation and Skills, other partners on board with the Fresh Jobs project include Eldercare, NECA, JobEdge, Hessel, CMAX, MyBudget, Clinpath, Flehan Group, HITSa, Southern Cross Care, VIVA Mutual, and the Bedford Group. Employers, training providers and industry sectors interested in working with Fresh to promote their career pathways through the Fresh Jobs portal can contact [email protected]