Welfare Rights Review

JobVoice Job Choice - New website launched in March will give a voice to job seekers

Social Security Rights Victoria, a non-profit community legal centre, was funded by the Legal Services Board, Ian Potter Foundation and Ross Trust to develop an online application for unemployed job seekers receiving assistance from employment services providers and Centrelink to find employment.

There are thousands of federal government funded employment services providers across the country. The quality of service provision across the network of private, public and community run providers is highly variable.

Jobseekers lack access to centralized information to assess which agencies provide the best quality job seeking service. Until now, while people have been promised choice of providers, there are no online tools that allow an unemployed person to compare services or to work out which service is best for them.

Unemployed people lack power to influence the quality of service in the job services market.

JobVoice fills a gap in the market, by providing an online portal where job seekers can make informed choice about Job Service Agencies/Employment Service Providers and provide useful assessment of the services they receive to benefit other consumers.

JobVoice is like TripAdvisor or UrbanSpoon – but with a social enterprise edge - benefitting the unemployed – a disadvantaged and at risk community!

For more information visit www.jobvoice.org.au.