Ethical Jobs Blog

Career advice, tips and behind-the-scenes interviews to help you find yourself an ethical job.

Nominate your favourite community group for our next donation!
Posted on Aug 26, 2010 02:55 PM |

As you may have noticed, our home page features a poll of our users to help us donate to some of Australia's neediest charities and community groups. With the latest poll coming to an end, we're looking for four new charities to share in our next donation of $2,000.

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From Brisbane to China: The places an ethical job will take you!
Posted on Jul 29, 2010 04:15 PM |

If you're looking for that perfect community job or environmental job, but but haven't yet found that golden opportunity, you might take some comfort in the story of someone who really has found their "dream job". So let us share Tim Robinson's story with you ...

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Looking for an environmental job in Canberra? Head to the Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo!
Posted on Jul 16, 2010 12:53 AM |

Looking for a career in the ever-expanding and crucial area of sustainability: natural resource management, environmental science, environmental law, education, environmental policy, wildlife protection, waste management, research, environmentally-friendly small business, organic farming, sustainable energy and sustainable urban design? Then the second annual Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo is for you!

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The Unsung Benefits of Community Jobs: Flexibility and Respect
Posted on Jul 08, 2010 04:24 PM |

We often hear about the pay discrepancy between community jobs and jobs in other sectors, however we rarely hear about the non-monetary benefits of working in these sectors. I have worked in community sector for the last seven years and while I do believe the pay discrepancy is wrong and should be remedied, it is something I knew about when I entered the sector. I made a considered choice to accept a lower rate of pay because I felt that the non-monetary benefits of the sector far outweighed the extra money I could get working in these other industries.

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Want to know where future ethical jobs will be? Try the organic industry
Posted on Jul 01, 2010 04:29 PM |

Are you studying or working, and trying to work out what sort of ethical or green job you might want to apply for in the coming year? Well, apparently the organics industry will be a great place to look! Research from IBISWorld has forecast the organics industry to expand more than any other Australian industry in the coming financial year to June 2011.

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Big Win for Community Workers in Victoria
Posted on Jun 25, 2010 12:57 PM |

In a big win for community workers who rallied in Melbourne to demand equal pay earlier this month, Victoria's Brumby Government announced on the weekend that it would support "Pay Justice" for community workers in Victoria by supporting the sector's equal pay claim, which was lodged with the Fair Work Australia tribunal in March.

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Thousands rally in support of equal pay
Posted on Jun 17, 2010 04:42 PM |

Thousands of community workers rallied across Australia last Thursday in the biggest protest in support of equal pay since the 1970s. Organised by the Australian Services Union and backed by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the rallies attracted thousands of community workers and supporters at 17 locations around the country. Has your organisation signed onto ACOSS's statement in support of full funding for social and community services?

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Can you help us decide how to give away $2,000?
Posted on May 27, 2010 10:21 AM |

With our donation poll for April and May set to close in a few days, it's time for us to decide which amazing Australian charity we should donate to next, and we'd love your help. If you know of an Australian charitable organisation that is short on funds and/or depends largely on volunteers to continue its important work for a more equitable, just or sustainable society, please tell us!

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Jobs for a future economy? Victoria's Green Jobs Action Plan
Posted on May 06, 2010 10:30 AM |

With the dust still settling on the collapse of the home insulation and green loans schemes and last week's decision by the Rudd Government to put the much-maligned Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) is on ice until 2013, the prospects for national leadership on green job creation are looking increasingly grim. So it's good news for green job-seekers that at least one State Government seems to be stepping up to the challenge of creating and securing green jobs.

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A New Social Networking Site - with Emphasis on the "Social"
Posted on May 05, 2010 04:56 PM |

You may not know the name Chris Hughes, but you’re probably familiar with his work. After co-founding social networking behemoth Facebook, Hughes went on to apply his talents to the creation of a social networking platform for Barack Obama’s election campaign. What's the connection between the founder of Facebook and the search for ethical employment? you would be wise to ask.

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