UnLtd & Talent RISE Launch Jobs Program  

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UnLtd, the social purpose organisation for the media, marketing and creative industry has today launched a program in partnership with Talent RISE aiming to tackle youth unemployment.

The unique program aims to positively change the lives of young people who might otherwise struggle to get a job, by finding entry-level employment in the media, marketing and creative industry.

The program is in partnership with Talent RISE, the social purpose arm of recruitment firm Talent International that offers education and job-ready programs to marginalised young people, working closely with potential employers to source job opportunities.

Talent RISE works with the candidates to get them work ready, coach them through the interview process and provide continuous support for both the employee and employer.

Speaking at the Changing the Ratio event on Monday, UnLtd CEO Chris Freel commented on the launch: “We are so excited to be partnering with Talent RISE to help young people from diverse backgrounds into employment in our industry.

“Not only is it a hugely rewarding experience to be able to change the lives of these young people but also to add much-needed diversity to our industry.”

The young people in the program come from various backgrounds and have often been supported by UnLtd’s charity partners.

Thanks to the support from the charity and coaching and training by Talent RISE, the candidates are work ready and eager to make a positive change in their life.

Talent RISE general manager Roger Antochi commented, “It’s not easy to get a job if you don’t even have an ID, a safe place to live or if you have a criminal record attached to your name.

“But employers should not dismiss the qualities and skills that these young people can bring to an organisation.

“Being homeless makes you very resilient and a great problem-solver. Spending time in juvenile justice teaches you how to get on with different personalities, making the office politics seem like a breeze.

“The creativity and unique viewpoints these young people can offer can be a valuable asset to any organisation.”

UnLtd: Talent Rise talent consultant Amy Bagatella added, “A job is so much more than just a job, it can be the difference between safe, stable housing or sleeping on the street.

“Not only does the regular paycheck provide food, clothes and housing, it brings self-worth, identity and security for the young person and can be the difference between a life of adversity or a successful career.”

The program has already placed two candidates into employment in our industry and UnLtd will be approaching the industry to find relevant entry-level opportunities as well as working with the UnLtd charity partners to identify the right candidates.

UnLtd is calling all employers with entry-level opportunities to get in touch with Amy Bagatella (amy@unltd.org.au) or visit http://unltd.org.au/get-involved/jobs-program.

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