The opportunity to reshape employment services to drive real change must be seized. Delivering more of the same, with a bit of tinkering around the edges, will set everyone up to fail—workers and jobseekers navigating a precarious labour market, employers, communities and our nation. Our economy is changing, the future of work is changing: it cannot be business as usual for employment services.
The Brotherhood is pleased to make a submission to inform the next iteration of employment services. Our contribution identifies the key factors constraining the current system and proposes a different way forward, underpinned by recommendations for reform. It draws on our practical experience of delivering a range of employment programs and on research by our own organisation and others.