With the unemployment rate predicted to reach over 8% Infoxchange Australia has announced the development of a new service, ‘Employment Navigator’.
Using interactive Web 2.0 technologies, the service aims to connect job seekers and the resources to help them find and keep sustainable employment.
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This service will help guide job seekers, whether supported by a case worker or not, through a process, and provide them with helpful tools and advice to achieve a positive outcome. Resources would come from partnerships in the community, industry and government.
Employment Navigator would empower unemployed people to take control of their situation and find support to enter the workforce from employment services, find support to gain training, and find support from peers.
Jurgen Schaub, senior technology officer with Infoxchange Australia, says:
“The Web 2.0 focus provides an exciting way to engage with our partners and the wider community in the development of this project. By incorporating this new style of development and deployment, we would be able to provide a much more innovative and flexible system than we could using traditional methodologies.
Infoxchange Australia is working with the Collaborative Internet Innovation Fund and project partners Brotherhood of St Laurence, the City of Yarra and Jobs Australia to create ‘Employment Navigator’.