Every retrenched worker’s journey to their next job will be different.
Some will know what they want to do and will have the skills to transition easily to a new job; some may want to reskill for a new industry and others to stay in their current industry and relocate to where the work is. Others may find that their existing hobbies, interests, community work or volunteering experience can translate into a new career.
Some retrenched workers may struggle to recognise how their skills and experience can meet the needs of potential employers. They may lack confidence or the knowledge of how to search for jobs or may not know what they want to do. These job seekers will need support to build the skills they need to compete in the modern jobs market.
It is important for you to understand what assistance is available for retrenched workers.
This website provides a range of information that can help you support a job seeker from retrenchment to their new career. It provides information on relevant government and other local support services as well as occupation, industry and other career information and practical job search tools and assistance.
Start off by visiting the information and support page for information on:
- job support for retrenched workers
- help with finances
- a wide range of support and advice that can help people to look after themselves while dealing with retrenchment.
For job seekers who aren’t sure of their next step, the Pathway to a new career page offers links to tools that they can use, as well as information, that will help them decide what to do next. Included on this page:
- how to use Job Outlook
- how to use the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways site
- things to think about when considering relocating for a job
- what to think about if starting a small business is a possibility.
For job seekers who need further support to take their next career step, the skills recognition and training page will assist them to identify the skills that they hold or perhaps find some appropriate training to develop the skills they need for a career change. Included on this page:
- links to further education and training information
- how to identify transferrable skills
- what to consider when choosing a training provider.
Regardless of whether someone needs to find a job quickly or has time to plan their job search, there are plenty of resources available on the help to find a job page that will help them through the process. Included on this page: