The results are in! Of the 100 surveys completed by interested community members in the Break O’Day Region, the following details were captured:
Of the 100 surveys received:
- 16 were online surveys
- 67 people were accessing services at local community houses
- 3 were registered Jobactive clients
- 23 were from one on one interviews, of these 23 consultations we engaged with; training coordinators, school representatives, sports leaders, Jobactive providers and community service coordinators.
Of the 100 surveys completed the following details were captured:
- Looking for work: 29
- Not looking for work: 71 – of these some were retired, young parents, in work or studying.
Stand Out Theme
A common theme was the need to find sustainable industries for the winter months and to have training opportunities with local job outcomes attached.
Lack of industry and job progression opportunities were seen as major barriers. With the limited full-time work available networking was seen as necessary to break into employment in the region.