Changes for Jobs Australia Enterprises

13th Feb 2024

Jobs Australia Enterprises (JAE) has withdrawn as a provider from the Workforce Australia program, administered by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), resulting in the closure of a number of JAE Workforce Australia services sites.
A spokesperson for Jobs Australia said that at this stage the Guyra office will remain open – albeit on a part time basis. They will continue to service Disability Employment Services (DES) clients, as well as operating our PALM and General Labour Hire business units from their Guyra location.
JAE say that they will continue to provide phone services and appropriate supports for all customers and will work with the department to ensure a smooth transition to a new provider.
In a statement posted to their facebook page in late January they said that:
“Despite our best efforts, as a small single region provider, the continuing negative financial impact, which the Workforce Australia program has placed on our organisation has made our position untenable.
“If you are currently serviced by Jobs Australia Enterprises under the Workforce Australia Program, the department will advise you of your new provider in the coming weeks.
“Our commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities through the Disability Employment Services (DES) program will continue.
“We also remain dedicated to assisting communities through our philanthropic community-based projects, as well as continuing to operate our commercial units, inclusive of PALM (Pacific Australia Labour Mobility), General Labour Hire and Employment Mediation Services.”