Housing strategy gets thumbs up but calls for more jobs training

Courier Mail, February 1, 2017 Social service providers have welcomed a new public housing strategy but say support for education and training programs should also be bolstered. The State Government’s Better Neighbourhood’s Logan initiative aims to build 3000 new public and affordable dwellings and create 2400 jobs over the next 20 years. Adventist Development Relief […]

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ParentsNext goes to Yarrabilba

YFS’ ParentsNext program will offer employment preparation services for parents of young children in Yarrabilba every Monday, starting on the 6th of February. After helping almost 400 Logan parents to improve their work readiness since it started back in April 2016, ParentsNext is expanding its work readiness service to residents of Yarrabilba on Mondays from […]

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Job quest takes months

Albert & Logan News, December 22, 2016 Youth employment has plunged across the greater Logan region, with some jobseekers applying for hundreds of jobs to no avail. The participation rate for people aged 15-24 within the Logan-Beaudesert catchment dropped from 70.9 per to 65.4 per cent over the 12 months leading to October 2016. Despite […]

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Free mobile charging for homeless

Courier Mail , December 15 2016 Homeless people in Logan were given a fillip on the weekend when more than $200,000 was allocated to help them stay in touch with family, friends and find work. Housing Minister Mick de Brenni said Logan-based not-for-profit organisation YFS would receive $55,000 from the state government’s Dignity First Fund […]

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