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Work For Dole: Unemployed To Spend 25 Hours A Week Helping Companies Sift Through Job Applications

Asking unemployed Australians to “apply for a job of a morning, and sort through a pile of poorly-thought out, templated job applications of an afternoon”, Employment Minister Eric Abetz today announced further detail about the Coalition’s new Work For The Dole scheme.

Mr Abetz said there was simply no other way companies will be able to cope with the influx of job applications they are likely to receive when changes to employment benefit rules come into force. “What we have here is an available, underutilised resource that we can put to good use. It’s a chance for jobless Australians to contribute, and also for them to learn valuable administrative skills,” he said.

The job application assignments will work in tandem with a range of other placements.


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