SYDNEY EAST METRO

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Kelly Hayes

Employment Facilitator

Kelly Hayes is the Employment Facilitator for the Sydney East Metro - Local Jobs Program, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise in employment services and the Local Jobs Program, having worked previously as a Support Officer for the Sydney South West Region. Through this experience, she has become familiar with the challenges of jobseekers from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Youth cohorts. Prior to this, she worked as a trainer in Plain English for state and local government agencies and for Navitas where Kelly became familiar with the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program. Since working in the Employment Services space, she hopes to utilise her various stakeholder contacts to create opportunities for employers and jobseekers to connect and to provide training and pre-employment pathways for disadvantaged individuals.

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Ashleigh Hannes

Support Officer

Ashleigh Hannes is the Support Officer for the Sydney East Metro - Local Jobs Program. With a diverse background in Employment Services, Customer Service, and Arts & Recreation, Ashleigh brings unique skills and experience to the role. Ashleigh offers the program: administrative support to stakeholders, labour market research, and updating the Local Jobs Plan in alignment with local initiatives generated through monthly Taskforce meetings. Her dedication to helping people thrive through meaningful employment has significantly impacted the Local Jobs team and wider community.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Sydney East Metro Employment Region (ER) covers an area of approximately 578 square kilometres. It is a diverse metropolitan region, extending from the southern shore of Sydney Harbour/Parramatta River to Waterfall in the Sutherland Shire and Garie Beach in the Royal National Park and from the eastern seaboard to Rhodes, Strathfield, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Lugarno and Menai on its western boundary. The ER includes Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) and essential industrial and commercial centres, such as Mascot (Sydney International Airport) and Port Botany. The Sydney CBD draws workers from the region, including metropolitan Sydney, the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Central Coast and Lower Hunter. There are also many pockets of light industrial, commercial and retail activity.

Click on the region map above to view more information on the Sydney East Metro region

PRIORITIES IN THE REGION

Employment Pathways

The Sydney East Metro Employment Region (ER) has a strong labour market demand in Healthcare and social assistance, construction and infrastructure, retail, and hospitality and tourism. The Sydney East Metro ER will focus on building training pathways to employment that develop the skills required to prepare for entry-level roles in these in-demand industries. 

Healthcare and Social Assistance (Aged, Disability and Childcare)

Across all 51 employment regions nationally, we face the challenge of workforce shortages in the care sectors. Statistics estimate that 1.2 million people will require care and assistance with daily living over the next 40 years, from basic to higher levels of care with complex medical conditions. The Sydney East Metro Employment Region will focus on supporting local businesses to fill their in-demand vacancies with suitable candidates. 

Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Targets 

Several small-scale projects in the region are underway and near commencement including St George Hospital Redevelopment, Randwick Hospital redevelopments, Eastern Tunnelling Package, and Barangaroo nearing completion. These projects across the region continue to provide extensive employment opportunities through all phases of these projects. The Sydney East Metro Employment Region will focus on supporting Construction and Infrastructure businesses to fill in-demand vacancies and meet their workforce targets. 

Indigenous Employment 

Indigenous unemployment is disproportionately higher than the mainstream unemployment rate. This is due to Indigenous people having unique barriers to employment, including limited access to relevant training and culturally safe workplaces. The Sydney East Metro Employment Region will focus on breaking down barriers to employment by developing appropriate training pathways with access to mentoring and opportunities for Indigenous people to meet with inclusive employers.

Youth

In the current labour market, there are exceptionally high numbers of at-risk youth who are not engaging in education or employment. For this reason, the focus of the Sydney East Metro Employment Region is to support young people to engage in education and training pathways linked to job opportunities. Youth are at the core of all the industry priorities in the region and regular engagement in activities and opportunities will assist local stakeholders in transitioning young people into employment. Supporting youth at the inception phase of their careers will ensure their future success in the workforce. This contributes significantly to regional economic growth and development. 

Sydney East Metro Region Key Stakeholders

The critical stakeholders listed below provide support to address the employment industry focus for the region:

  • Federal Government
  • NSW State Government
  • Local Government
  • Local Businesses, Employers & Industry Bodies
  • Education & Training Providers
  • Indigenous and Community organisations

Taskforce, Programs, and Initiatives in the Region

Sydney East Metro Taskforce

Sydney East Metro Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce is a voluntary group of key industry members that meets regularly to discuss the current challenges in the region and provide support for initiatives by providing industry expert feedback that ensures continuity to the industry requirements on all projects in the Sydney East Metro region.

Hospitality & Tourism Initiative

This initiative promotes employment opportunities for small businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Through engagement with the Local Council Business and Community department, we aim to support the hospitality and tourism sector by providing the companies with employment shortages and supporting their employment opportunities through the Employment Service Providers in the region and providing activities for participants on the caseload to attend. Please see the events section for upcoming opportunities. 

Intercontinental Hotels Group & Primo Food Careers Initiative

The Sydney East Metro Local Jobs team is currently developing immersion events with significant industry employers to support the current employment opportunities and workforce shortages. Engagement with the Sydney East Metro Employment Service Providers to engage participants in an activity to attend an interactive employer event. These events were a great success, and ongoing engagement with these employers continues to support the workforce shortages.

Employment Service Provider Catch-ups 

The Employment Service Provider Catch-ups bring together state managers, regional managers, activity coordinators, etc. from all Employment Service Providers in the Sydney East Metro region. These catch-ups aim to discuss and address current local labour market intelligence, employment and training opportunities, and valuable resources to support Employment Service Providers and their participants. This meeting occurs monthly to provide a collaborative platform for the Employment Service Providers in the Sydney East Metro region.

Events

An open forum where stakeholders representing employment service providers, employers, Government, community organisations and training organisations meet regularly to share local labour market intelligence and ideas, and work collaboratively to develop new projects and initiatives with various stakeholders supporting recruitment for the Community Care industry. 

Please contact Kelly Hayes (kelly.hayesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) or Ashleigh Hannes (ashleigh.hannesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) for the Microsoft Teams meeting link. 

An open forum where stakeholders representing employment service providers, employers, Government, community organisations and training organisations meet regularly to share local labour market intelligence and ideas, and work collaboratively to develop new projects and initiatives with various stakeholders supporting recruitment for the Construction & Infrastructure industry. 

Please contact Kelly Hayes (kelly.hayesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) or Ashleigh Hannes (ashleigh.hannesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) for the Microsoft Teams meeting link. 

Please join us for the Indigenous Employment Drive event at PCYC Redfern, in collaboration with Sydney East Metro (SEM) Local Jobs, Real Futures and Workskil Australia.
The day will be filled with jobs, talks, support services, coffee, sausage sizzle and more at PCYC Redfern.

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024, 10am-1pm.


Location: PCYC South Sydney
(10 min walk from Redfern station)
638 Elizabeth St, Redfern

Please refer through Activity ID: 100533149.

You can also register through the Eventbrite link: https://lnkd.in/g9_XuRZC

Further information provided on the flyer attached here. 

An open forum where stakeholders representing employment service providers, employers, Government, community organisations and training organisations meet regularly to share local labour market intelligence and ideas, and work collaboratively to develop new projects and initiatives with various stakeholders supporting women into employment opportunities. 

Please contact Kelly Hayes (kelly.hayesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) or Ashleigh Hannes (ashleigh.hannesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) for the Microsoft Teams meeting link. 

Local Jobs Sydney East Metro is hosting monthly Community Care Recruitment Drives across the Employment Region with various employers in childcare, disability, and aged care. 

Are your participants looking for a job in the Community Care industry? Would they like flexibility in their job? Look no further because this Community Care Recruitment Drive will provide your clients opportunities to connect directly with employers in the industry, with on-the-spot interviews available to skip the online application process.

 

Date: Tues 20 February 2024 | 11am-1pm

Location: Inner Sydney Voice

770 Elizabeth St, Waterloo

(Back of Waterloo Library, Enter via Kellick St) 

 

Please refer your participants using the Activity ID: 100524980.     

 

For further details, please see the flyer here. 

This 5-day Retail ‘Kick-starter course’, funded by Local Jobs Sydney East Metro is designed specifically for Youth and will equip your clients with the practical skills and essential knowledge for the retail industry. 

 

Info Session Date: Tues 20 February 2024, 2pm-4pm. 

Location: MTC Hurstville (Workforce Australia)

Level 5/4-8 Woodville Street

Hurstville NSW 2220 

 

Please refer your participants using the Activity ID: 100533158.

 

For further details, please see flyer here.  

 

An open forum where stakeholders representing employment service providers, employers, Government, community organisations and training organisations meet regularly to share local labour market intelligence and ideas, and work collaboratively to develop new projects and initiatives with various stakeholders supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people into employment opportunities. 

Please contact Kelly Hayes (kelly.hayesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) or Ashleigh Hannes (ashleigh.hannesSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au) for the Microsoft Teams meeting link. 

How Sydney East Metro Local Jobs Program can support you

The Sydney East Metro Local Jobs Program focuses on upskilling, reskilling and establishing employment pathways for those looking to return to work following COVID-19. Employment Facilitator, Kelly Hayes and Support Officer, Ashleigh Hannes work closely with employers, training and education organisations, industry, community and other key stakeholders in the Sydney East Metro Employment region to develop employment solutions, supporting Sydney East Metro back to a sustainable employment future.

The Sydney East Metro Local Jobs Plan outlines the key priorities and strategies in the region.

 

Contact Us

Kelly Hayes - Employment Facilitator | 0484 359 148  

kelly.hayessem@localjobsfacilitator.com.au

Ashleigh Hannes - Support Officer | 0482 164 682

ashleigh.hannessem@localjobsfacilitator.com.au

In collaboration with Sutherland Shire Council, the Sydney East Metro LJP is hosting a Hospitality Discovery Day at Club Central Menai, with multiple employment available through Club Central and local businesses. Register your EOI attendance via email to grant.payneSEM@localjobsfacilitator.com.au

 

The SEM Aged Care Working group is developing strategies to support the Home Care Workforce shortages. If you are a provider and would like to take part in this Aged Care Working Group, please contact Tracey Coe via email at tracey.coesem@localjobsfacilitator.com.au

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The Workforce Australia Local Jobs Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.