Google is adding personal care products to its Australian Jobs & Skills website to better compete with rivals like Amazon and eBay.
Personal care products are among the new jobs available for Australian jobseekers to fill, as well as childcare, health and fitness, as part of a broader push to attract more jobs to the country.
The move comes after a major overhaul of the Australian economy by the Abbott government earlier this year.
As part of the update, the Federal Government announced that the Australian Government would make personal care jobs available to people who already have jobs.
The new jobs will be available to Australian workers aged 16 to 69.
In the past, Australians had to complete a six-year apprenticeship to become a full-time personal care worker.
Today, apprenticeships can be completed for a further four years, making the apprenticeship process easier for many Australians.
In Australia, apprentices are usually expected to work 12 to 14 hours per week, while full-timers are expected to take on a weekly salary of $100,000 or more.
In 2020, the government announced it would make the Australian Skills Challenge, an initiative to train Australians in the skills of care workers, a “job search” opportunity.
“The Australian Skills Development Authority has been established to provide support to the employers and businesses seeking to hire carers in their local area,” a spokeswoman said.
“In addition, employers and employers of individuals seeking to work with carers will be able to access training in the Australian skills development authority.”
The spokeswoman added that more than 200,000 Australians have registered to take part in the Challenge.
The latest update is part of an effort by the government to attract up to 500,000 new jobs to Australia in the next five years, with the aim of bringing Australia’s economy to new heights.
The National Health and Medical Research Council has also announced that it will spend $50 million on a “brain health” program to boost the mental health and wellbeing of people with mental health issues.
The announcement comes after the National Research Council (NRC) announced a $100 million grant to the National Health Service (NHS) to help provide care to Australians with mental illness.
The government has also launched a “National Partnership for Carers” that aims to build on the previous National Partnership for Health and Carers to provide more support to carers.
“This is a significant investment in the NHS and the National Partnership will help us to build an infrastructure that will ensure more carers are available for people,” a spokesperson for the Health and Social Care Minister, Michael McCormack, said.
Topics:jobs,health,health-policy,government-and-politics,australiaFirst posted January 16, 2021 14:20:59More stories from Australia