Unemployment in the Illawarra rising

Last month’s figure revealed unemployment in the Illawarra has hit nearly 10 per cent in the region. Melissa Jaros spoke to CEO of Edmen Employment Agency Eddie De Gabriele about what you need to do to find a job. Listen in to the program this Tuesday night to hear the interview.

Youth Unemployment in the Illawarra

High youth unemployment has plagued the Illawarra for decades, however the economic crisis has made it even harder for youth in the region. This piece looks at the Illawarra Regional Information Service ’s report on Youth Unemployment in the Illawarra and CEO of Edmen Employment Agency Eddie De Gabriel discusses the increase of youth searching for jobs. It also delves into the April Australia Bureau of Statistics figures which reflect an interesting drop in the youth unemployment rate in the Illawarra.

Chasing the occupation

Career onlineJob hunting is often a daunting and painful experience. Especially when you are first entering the workforce or changing occupations. In this tough economic time the job market is becoming more competitive as less and less jobs become available. Keith McGowan is a careers councilor and psychologist at Wollongong TAFE. He offered his expertise and advice to Crossfire and gave some insight into the art-form we call job hunting.

World at a Cross Roads

Activist from around the world will descend on Sydney this Easter weekend to discuss the international issues affecting us all, and possible solutions, at the Worlds at a Crossroads Conference.

Source: Resistance.org.au

Source: Resistance.org.au

Wollongong socialist representative and co-founder of Resistance, Jess Moore, will be speaking at the conference.

Jess explained to Crossfire that she believes this generation of youth can help Australia, and the world, address these social, environmental and political issues.

Jobs in the Illawarra lost in hard times

Almost 300 jobs in the Illawarra have been axed with Pacific Brands’ closing down the Bonds factory in Unanderra and King Gee in Bellabmbi. The Bellambi factory is set to close in July while Bonds will stay open until Feruary 2010. Nationwide 1850 people will be made unemployed when the work is moved overseas.
Pacific brands also manufactures Holeproff. Dunlop, Stussy, Mossimo, Berlei and Hard Yakka. This decision is another hit to the region with the loss of 100 jobs from the closure of Keelong detention centre on Friday.