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Employer Assistance

Expanding your business and recruiting new staff is exciting, but it can also be tricky to find out where to get help and advice.

Below you will find a range of resources to help employers navigate the recruitment landscape.

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Workplace Readiness

Ready to explore what workplace readiness means for your industry?

Visit the Workplace Readiness page to find out more about the right tools and where to access them.

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Training Courses, Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Perhaps upskilling is the next move for your business? 

Learn about all the options on the Training Courses, Apprenticeships and Traineeships page.

One Percent Project

The One Percent Project was developed by the Greater Dandenong Regional Employment Taskforce, aiming to encourage all businesses and employers, regardless of their size and industry, to recruit One Percent of their workforce from jobseekers who are facing barriers in their journey to work.

Employer Incentives

Wage subsidies

Wage subsidies are a financial incentives from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to encourage employers to hire eligible participants in ongoing jobs by contributing to their costs. Wage subsidies can help to build a business and give employers greater flexibility.

Apprenticeship incentives

Employer Incentives are also outlined through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program (AAIP) and the Incentives for Australian Apprenticeships (IAA) on the Australian Government Apprenticeships website.  


Workplace Occupation Information

Get a general overview on the prospects, pathways, skills, knowledge and work environment for all occupations in your workplace, including a guide salary, future growth potential, skill rating and average age group. To view all careers on the Australian Government Job Outlook website. Go to 'filter results' and put in the keyword of each occupation you would like to research.



Other Resources

Work Local Greater Dandenong
Connecting job seekers and employers in the local area

Employers' Recruitment Insights
The Australian Government Labour Market Information Portal brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market. The Employers' Recruitment Insights resources are particularly valuable to employers.

Australian Government Jobactive 
Jobactive - Helping you find staff fact sheet  

Australian Government JobSearch
Financial incentives to hire new employees (apprentices or trainees).
Training Staff - Ensure your staff have the right skills for your business needs.   

Department of Home Affairs - Immigration and citizenship
An employer’s guide to working with refugees
A Guide for Employers - Supporting access to employment for people from a refugee or asylum seeking background
Australian Employers' Guide to hiring refugees