EnviTE Employment will expand its Jobs Services Australia (JSA) employment service into the Ballina and Byron shires in July. EnviTE Employment is a member of the Job Futures national network of employment and community services providers.
EnviTE general manager Meg Nichols said EnviTE Employment has been delivering ‘4-star rated’ youth specialist services in Lismore, Casino and the surrounding districts of the Richmond Employment Services Area (ESA) for the past three years.
‘The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations advised us that our tender to expand this service into the Ballina and Byron shires was successful. We will open offices in Ballina, Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads with outreach services also provided to Mullumbimby.’
The service will be free to all job seekers and employers in the region.
Ms Nichols said it was not the first time EnviTE Employment had operated in the Ballina and Byron shires area. ‘EnviTE has provided employment services on the north coast for almost 20 years.
‘EnviTE was established in 1993 and has built a strong reputation for quality provision of environmentally-focused employment and training programs such as Green Corps, Work for the Dole, National Green Jobs Corp and Job Placement Services.
‘We have also established strong relationships with local community organisations and employers.
‘These relationships and our understanding of the Ballina-Byron labour market will be crucial to our success in helping locals find and keep jobs.’