The Morrison Government is continuing to help skilled women across regional Australia get back into the workforce with a second intake of businesses in the Career Revive pilot initiative.
The initiative aims to increase women’s workforce participation by supporting businesses to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Morrison Government is committed to getting people back into work and rebuilding the economy in the wake of COVID-19.
“Increasing women’s workforce participation is an economic and social priority for Australia going forward,” Minister Cash said.
“This has wide-ranging benefits not just for women, but for their families, communities, business and our nation’s economy.”
Member for Baker Tony Pasin we are committed to boosting the confidence of women returning to paid work and their financial independence, as well as supporting businesses to retain skilled women workers.
“We know that when women do well both professionally and personally, our community, the economy and the nation as a whole prospers,” Mr Pasin said.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said we are committed to boosting the confidence of women returning to paid work and their financial independence, as well as supporting businesses to retain skilled women workers.
“This initiative is one of a range of measures under our 2018 Women’s Economic Security Statement, which invested $119.2 million to improve women’s workforce participation and economic security,” Minister Payne said.
“Our $240.4 million 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statement further builds on the 2018 measures and complements the Government’s JobMaker Plan. We know that when women do well both professionally and personally, our economy and nation prospers.”
Through Career Revive, 10 regional businesses will benefit from expert business improvement advice and support provided by KPMG.
Businesses will be offered specific guidance on how to improve business practices and policies and develop a tailored action plan to address barriers to attracting and retaining skilled women who have been out of the workforce for an extended period.
OneFortyOne Plantations Holdings Pty Ltd in Mount Gambier have been selected to participate in the 2021 intake of the Career Revive pilot initiative.
Candice Fennell, Head of Human Resources said, “We are very excited to start our Career Revive journey and grateful for the Australian Government’s support on this important issue. We know there are obstacles for women returning to work after a period of caring for others”.
”We want to make sure our work environment is inclusive, understanding and creates a culture of success and career satisfaction. OneFortyOne is committed to utilising this support to make progress as an employer of choice for women returning to work and for women already in our business balancing work and personal commitments.” she said.
More information on Career Revive, including case studies of former businesses, can be found at https://www.dese.gov.au/career-revive
Guy Creighton – 0438 815 302 (Minister Cash)
David Wroe – 0429 531 143 (Minister Payne)
Ness Juergens – 85 312466 (Tony Pasin MP)