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Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

Jobs 1001

At the time, from May 2012 to July 2012, Jobs 1001 was the nation’s biggest ever community-inspired employment drive.

Employers and job seekers became a part of this landmark campaign, which called on companies and businesses throughout Australia to recruit 1,001 workers in just 90 days. As a result of the program, 1908 new jobs were created, including many traineeships and apprenticeships.

The campaign received no Government subsidies or handouts, and was not bankrolled by any individual. Instead, it created its momentum purely through community and business joining forces to solve a problem - high unemployment, particularly amongst young Australians.

Jobs 1001 was Co-Founded by Nicholas Wyman and the News Community Media Group, comprised of Leader Newspapers in Melbourne, NewsLocal in Sydney, Quest Community Newspapers in South-East Queensland, Messenger Community News in Adelaide and the Community Newspaper Group in Perth. Three leading community employment agencies were critical to the programs success.

The aim of the community campaign was simple: reduce unemployment, create opportunities for job seekers and encourage firms to employ more people. Even post campaign, there are ongoing employment opportunities. Others can now share the successful model of Jobs 1001: Real Stories, Real People, Real Jobs.

For more information, visit: http://jobs1001.org.au/