Posted November 15, 2018 07:51:38 With the economy struggling and unemployment running at over 25 per cent, many Australians are finding themselves struggling to find summer jobs.
With the Government’s “Summer Jobs Plan” still in the early stages of being implemented, there is a lot of uncertainty around what the Government will be doing with the Summer Jobs Plan.
The latest news out of the state reveals the Government has not yet set out the scope of the Summer Job Guarantee, nor has it set out how many of the jobs the scheme will guarantee.
With the economy so weak and unemployment so high, there are fears the scheme could be seen as a distraction from the real issues facing the Australian community.
“The Summer Jobs Guarantee is one of the most important things we’ve done in a very long time,” Chief Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday.
Ms Bishop has previously stated that she is “very pleased” with the number of jobs being created in the state.
However, it is understood the Government is not yet confident it can guarantee enough jobs for all of the people who have applied for the scheme.
There have been calls for the Government to commit to creating up to 20,000 jobs a year by 2020.
Some of the new jobs the Government promises to create in the Summer Guarantee are in industries like construction and landscaping.
Despite the promise of the scheme, it has been widely reported that some of the “hot spots” in the industry are in areas where the unemployment rate is higher than the national average.
ABC News reports that the government has told employers in areas like Perth, which has seen a particularly strong labour market, that they need to create 10,000 new jobs in the next five years.
In a statement, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet confirmed that there will be a number of opportunities for employers to create jobs, including in construction, tourism and manufacturing.
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