Australia's Largest ever Community Employment Drive
Jobs 1001 was the Nation’s biggest ever community-inspired employment drive held May to July 2012. Employers and Job Seekers Nationally become part of this landmark campaign calling on companies and businesses throughout Australia to recruit 1001 workers in 90 days. The campaign received no Government subsidies or hand outs, nor bankrolled by any individual. It created its momentum purely through community and business joining forces to solve a problem - high unemployment, particularly amongst young Australians. Jobs 1001 was Co Founded by Nicholas Wyman and the News Community Media group, comprising Leader Newspapers in Melbourne, NewsLocal in Sydney, Quest Community Newspapers in South-East Queensland, Messenger Community News in Adelaide and the Community Newspaper Group in Perth. Three leading community employment agencies were critical to the programs success. The aim of the community campaign was simple: reduce unemployment, create opportunities for job seekers and encourage firms to employ more people. Even post campaign, there are ongoing employment opportunities. The model of Jobs 1001 can now be shared by others as it worked: Real Stories, Real People, Real Jobs. 1908 new jobs were created, including many Traineeships and Apprenticeships.