After working with MAX, Nicole now has a great administration job with Think Labour.
For Nicole the new job has meant not only is she no longer reliant on Centrelink benefits, but she also has a new career path.
And the MAX Employment team are on a mission to do the same for other job seekers. They are calling on more employers to put a job forward so they can find 10,000 jobs for unemployed people across Australia and give them the greatest gift for Christmas.
“Getting this job has set up a career for me to go further in office administration as I am also studying my Certificate III in Business,” Nicole said.
Nicole said once that was completed she was also going to complete her Certificate IV.
Think Labour owner Daniel Custance said employing Nicole through MAX Employment had been such a breeze, they were now recruiting more staff using them.
“MAX were great – they really listened to what we were looking for and organised interviews for me with four suitable candidates. Once we decided on Nicole they even helped us to access government incentives that I didn’t even know we were eligible for,” Mr Custance said.
“Nicole has been with us for 17 weeks now and we are really happy with her. She has even progressed from her administration role to being part of our sales team,” he said.
“We look forward to more staff like Nicole starting with us soon through MAX – its also great to know we are contributing to the Greatest Gift campaign as well.”
MAXNetWork Managing Director Deborah Homewood said there were more than 600,000 families in Australia with children under 15 years of age where neither parent was working.*
“This has serious impacts not just economically but in terms of the wellbeing of the whole family.
“Many of us don’t have to face these challenges so we forget, but think about when you got your first job, or when you were congratulated for a job well done – it is not just about the advantages that come with bringing home a pay cheque but also the improved physical and mental health benefits.
“This is why we are urging employers everywhere to think about whether they have a job opportunity to offer and join us in giving someone that greatest gift.”
As part of the Job Services Australia network, MAX Employment offers no cost recruitment services to employers. Employers may also be eligible to receive government financial assistance to help with the cost of hiring and training new employees.
Ms Homewood said ideally MAX Employment would like to find long-term positions, either full-time or part-time, but she said even a seasonal job would provide a job seeker with additional income, and provide new skills and experience.
She said the jobs could be across any industry including hospitality, retail, business administration, transport and logistics, trade and the care industry including aged and childcare.
“Giving people a job improves their financial situation and helps them house and feed their families. It also improves their self-worth and makes them more confident. All this has a ripple effect, impacting not only on the person with the job but on their family, their friends and their community.
“Employers can register at our website – www.maxjobs.com.au – or freecall 1800 625 350.
“MAX Employment encourages you to register and be part of the campaign regardless of whether you have a current vacant position.”
Ms Homewood said while the primary goal of the campaign was to help more people find employment, MAX Employment would also make a charity donation to help even more low-income families.
In 2011, the MAX Employment Christmas jobs campaign secured over 10,000 new jobs and MAX Employment also donated $100,000 to The Smith Family further assisting Australian families experiencing hardship.
“So if you are an employer, register online – www.maxjobs.com.au – or call us today – freecall 1800 625 350. Together we can make a huge impact, giving people the greatest gift for Christmas.”