Job seekers are the big winners with more access to high quality services as Job Services Australia (JSA) providers go from strength to strength.
The latest results of the JSA June 2012 Star Ratings released today indicate 85 per cent of sites achieved a rating of 3-stars or higher, up three per cent on the March 2012 results.
Additionally, 82 per cent of Specialist Employment Services sites, which provide assistance to our most disadvantaged job seekers, achieved a rating of 3-stars or more, an 11 per cent jump since March 2012.
Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis said the results were great news for job seekers.
“What these ratings tell us is that more than 80 per cent of JSA providers are getting great results placing Australians in work.
"And it means that job seekers who want a high quality service now have even more choice when it comes to finding the service that’s right for them.
“We are committed to having the best possible employment services for Australian job seekers and we know that our providers will continue to strive to achieve this.”
Minister Ellis said the jump in performance comes following a reallocation of service providers through the JSA Business Review in December 2011 and the recent JSA Request for Tender.
“The review and tender process means we’ve been able to ensure services are provided by organisations that are delivering great outcomes for people who want to return to work.”
Ms Ellis said 76 per cent of Disability Employment Services achieved a Star Rating of 3 or higher.
“With Disability Employment Services up for tender, it is an exciting time to ensure we have the best available providers delivering employment services.
“Every job seeker deserves the highest quality service possible and that is especially true for job seekers with a disability.”
Minister Ellis said the Government had also committed $4.7 million to the JSA Demonstration Pilots program to further assist disadvantaged job seekers.
“It’s absolutely vital that we continue to look for fresh approaches to getting people into work and break down the barriers people face finding and keeping employment.”
The June 2012 Star Rating results are available at:
24 August 2012