VERTO locked in for new program

VERTO Workforce Development Consultants Lauren Rozyn (left), Mikayla McVicar, Stacie Caslick and Claudia Limon.

Job seekers in Broken Hill and the Far West will soon be able to access support from a new employment program.

Workforce Australia is the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s new employment model that will replace the current jobactive program.

Not-for-profit employment, training and education service provider VERTO has been selected to deliver the new-look services for the next six years.

“This is an incredible result for not only VERTO, but for local Broken Hill and Far West Orana businesses and job seekers,” VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.

“Our employees work hard to provide life-changing employment and training outcomes for our clients.

“We are very proud that the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has recognised the significant work we do in our local communities and entrusted us to deliver this important new program.”

VERTO was awarded the right to deliver Workforce Australia services in more than 50 locations across the Far West Orana, Central West, Hunter and North Coast regions.

Workforce Australia will enable local job-ready job seekers to self-manage through new interactive digital services while those with greater needs will be supported by experienced VERTO consultants.

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VERTO will begin delivering Workforce Australia services from July 1.

For more information, visit https://www.dese.gov.au/workforce-australia

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