Workforce

Aug 25

Victoria is currently experiencing disproportionately high rates of youth unemployment due to COVID-19 and this is expected to rise even


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Jun 14

Lots of questions still need answering before the community services portable long service leave scheme starts on 1 July.


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May 13

Better workforce data would help us plan for the future and give us a stronger platform for the community sector.


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Nov 20

Community services...These jobs require a human touch, and cannot be automated.


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Nov 18

Community services are continually frustrated by short-term funding contracts.


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Oct 12

Unemployment, under-employment and stagnant wages are often in the headlines. One solution that is regularly pitched for these issues is


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Oct 4

With household debt at a record high, even slight interest rate rises can push family budgets to breaking point. Wages


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May 3

Funding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to


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The 2017 Victorian Budget includes welcome initiatives to stimulate employment growth in new industries and in localities facing disadvantage. It


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Nov 3

The Latrobe Valley is again steeling itself for a fight. They’re a resilient bunch, but they can’t do it on


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Sep 16

One in ten young Australians are not in education, employment or training. They’re neither “earning” nor “learning”. What if we


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Jul 21

Australia’s ageing population and the rollout of the NDIS will turbocharge demand a whole new 'support and care’ workfroce over


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Jun 29

If Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten agree on anything it’s that “jobs of the future” seems like a pretty good


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Jan 6

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Dec 15

A growing number of Victorian workers are facing involuntary job loss due to business closures, downsizing or their particular jobs


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Dec 10

The Service Agreement is used as a standard agreement for the contracting of services from the community sector by the


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Dec 3

The VCOSS submission to the Victorian inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work outlines the nature and effects


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Sep 2

The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee of the Victorian Parliament is inquiring into the portability of long service leave


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Aug 25

A report from Carers Australia estimates that more than 1 in 8 Australians are providing informal care in 2015 and


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Jul 1

Deborah Fewster is the Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations at Melbourne City Mission. In this guest post she


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May 21

A new VCOSS report gives a snapshot of the contribution of Victoria's community sector charities to the state's economy and


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May 6

The state government has prioritised tackling unemployment in its 2015-16 budget, with a range of measures. These include jobs and


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Apr 13

It is clear that Victoria today is facing a jobs crisis. Youth unemployment is at its highest level since the


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Apr 1

Victoria’s unemployment and youth unemployment rates are at their highest levels in decades. In late 2014 the State’s unemployment rate


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Mar 10

Forty years since women earned the right to equal pay for equal work, it is a poor reflection on Australia


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