Release type: Media Release


jobactive: getting more Australians into work than ever before


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Jobs and Innovation
Senator for Western Australia

The Turnbull Government continues to meet its commitment of helping more people into work with the milestone of one million placements under the jobactive employment program reached today. 

The jobactive program connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in more than 1,700 locations across Australia.

Jobs growth in 2017 was the best year on record. That growth is continuing into this year with the number of jobs in Australia increasing for a 17th straight month in February — the longest consecutive run of jobs growth ever.

These record jobs growth figures show the Turnbull Government is delivering on our promise to create the right economic settings for job creation, and the jobactive program is helping unemployed people get into one of those job opportunities.

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash, said that today’s milestone is clear evidence that the Government’s employment policies are working. 

“Reaching one million job placements under jobactive shows we are succeeding in our goal to get more Australians than ever before into work,” Minister Cash said.

“Getting a job changes people’s lives – the jobactive program is making a real difference for many Australians by giving them support to get a foot in the door and back into work.

“jobactive is also working well for Australian businesses who are looking to hire more staff.

“The best form of welfare is a job – I look forward to more great outcomes for Australians as a result of jobactive and our other employment programs,” Minister Cash said.

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