We know that the success of your business relies heavily on the skills, knowledge and experience of your team members. And when it comes time to find someone new to join the team, it can be a challenge to find someone who's the right fit.
Jobs and Skills WA is all about supporting Western Australia's businesses and employers to grow their workforce. And we can help!
Follow the links to find out more.
- Get free support and assistance from your local Jobs and Skills Centre
- Advertise your vacancy for free on our online jobs board
- Looking for an Aboriginal employee? Advertise your vacancy on our free Aboriginal Services jobs board
- Are you in regional WA? Register with Work and Wander out Yonder to connect with jobseekers
- Need an apprentice or trainee? Find one on our Out of Contract Register
- Are you eligible for our Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive for employing a displaced apprentice or trainee?
- Financial incentives for employers for recruitment and training
Jobs and Skills Centres
Western Australia's Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop-shops for advice and assistance to support businesses and employers. There are 13 centres located throughout Perth and regional WA, with additional outreach locations and services for regional areas. All services are free. JSCs can help if you're looking for:
- recruitment assistance, including for apprentices and trainees;
- information on training solutions and services that can be customised to meet enterprise-specific needs;
- advertising employment opportunities on our jobs board, or our Aboriginal services jobs board; and
- advice and resources to support your workforce planning.
Specialist support services for businesses seeking to employ Aboriginal people, ex-offenders and people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background are also available.
How to contact your local JSC
Advertise your vacancy for free on our jobs board
The Jobs and Skills Centre jobs board assists and supports Western Australian jobseekers to find employment, and is a free service for businesses and employers seeking to attract and recruit employees. You can view the jobs board here.
Your local JSC will work with you to put your job advertisement together, and post it to the jobs board. And because they work closely with local jobseekers, they may also be able to connect you with potential employees who would suit your needs.
To get your vacancy on the jobs board, just call your local JSC on 13 64 64. Or follow the link below to find your local centre and their email contact details.
The Aboriginal services jobs board
The Aboriginal services jobs board has been created specifically to connect employers and business with Aboriginal jobseekers.
When you register as an employer with the jobs board, you can create and list job advertisements for vacancies — promoting your business and employment opportunities to Aboriginal jobseekers all across WA.
We also offer an online application process that enables you to collect and track applications, and manage the entire process of recruitment within a single, easy to use online interface.
The Aboriginal services jobs board is a service provided completely free of charge to employers and businesses, and jobseekers.
It's easy to use, accessible from any computer or mobile device, and fully supported by your local Jobs and Skills Centre.
Are you in regional WA?
Register with Work and Wander out Yonder to connect with jobseekers
The State Government's Work and Wander out Yonder campaign, which launched on 6 September 2020, has been established to encourage young Western Australians (18—30 years of age) to take advantage of job opportunities in regional Western Australia. Financial support to assist with travel and accommodation costs is available for eligible jobseekers.
The following industry sectors that traditionally rely on interstate and foreign backpackers and visitors to fill jobs, but are currently unable to due to travel restrictions, are the key focus for this campaign.
- Agriculture and farming — including production at vineyards and fruit orchards
- Hospitality and tourism — for hotels and resorts, vineyards and breweries, restaurants, hotels, cafes, pubs and clubs as well as at local tourist attractions
- Small businesses, and customer service roles such as retail and food service
If you are in a regional area, and have employment opportunities available, go to wa.gov.au/government/work-and-wander-out-yonder and follow the instructions to register your details and connect with jobseekers — it's a completely free service.
Out of Contract Register for apprentices and trainees
We can help you find an apprentice or trainee!
Our Out of Contract Register lists apprentices and trainees who have been displaced due to the impact of COVID-19. They are all skilled and experienced, with some in their 2nd or 3rd year, and ready to start work. And incentives are available for employers!
Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive
To support WA businesses, and employers of apprentices and trainees, a new Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive has been introduced by the State Government. The incentive will assist you to employ an apprentice or trainee, and help WA build a pipeline of skilled employees as we move into the economic recovery phase post COVID-19.
As an employer, you could be eligible to receive a one-off payment of $6,000 for an apprentice, and $3,000 for a trainee. And other financial support, including the Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive and the Commonwealth Government wage subsidy for apprentices, still apply.
If you would like to find out more about the Reengagement Incentive, or the Out of Contract Register, please call the Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incentives to employ and train
Financial incentives are provided by the Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments to help businesses and employers with the cost of taking on a new employee, apprentice or trainee; or for training.
As a business owner or employer, you may also be able to access financial support for the impact of COVID-19.