Ethical Jobs Blog
News and views about community jobs, environmental jobs and social enterprise in Australia and around the world.
Homelessness organisations have won their campaign to secure the future of thousands of community jobs and protect crucial services, after the Abbott government finally agreed to extend critical funding for two years.
People find amazing jobs on EthicalJobs.com.au every day. This is part of a series of blog posts which go behind the scenes to meet some of the people and organisations that are finding each other through EthicalJobs.com.au.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming. Are you ready for it? A new online training resource has been launched to help prepare disability support workers for the massive changes the sector is already undergoing – and it’s available now, for free.
Four times more likely to have “fair” or “poor” health. Twice as likely to smoke. Three times more likely to have mental health problems. That’s what the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found for people experiencing long-term unemployment.
Indigenous organisations around Australia are cutting frontline services and making staff redundant this week, as half a billion dollars in indigenous funding cuts take effect. Last year the Abbott Government announced that $500 million would be cut from indigenous programs – citing the need to “eliminate waste and duplication” – with the remaining funding being distributed via grants through the new Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
Some good news out of Canberra this week, with the Abbott Government ending funding uncertainty for more than 100 organisations that had been denied a commitment for their core funding past June this year.
Do you know someone making an exceptional contribution to the community? What about an organisation or team that is doing something really innovative to make the world a better place? Nominate them for the 2015 Community Sector Awards!
Getting a job that “works for a better world” is one of the most important ways you can make a difference in your life. But what if the money you earned in your ethical job was being used to create the very problems that you were working to stop – like being invested in promoting gambling, the military or fossil fuel extraction?
You might have thought that by 2015 Australian women wouldn’t have to worry about earning less than men. But according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), women currently earn almost 19 percent less than men across the economy.
Job interviews are tough, no matter how many you’ve done! While you can’t predict every question you’ll be asked – especially some of the stranger ones – there are a lot of questions that will get asked in most interviews you go to. So, to help you prepare for your next job interview, here are five common questions and some tips on how best to answer them: