Melbourne app iBackpacker was launched last year in March to put an end to people taking advantage of vulnerable backpackers, and make people accountable. The platform seeks to create transparency for backpackers and support their current user base of 17,000 working in Australia.
A recruitment service of sorts, Gemini3 is focused on job share roles – that is, roles that have two part-time employees working to fill the place of one full time employee. The startup is working to firstly help companies identify opportunities for such roles, design them, and then promote and fill them.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that 55 percent of mothers with school age children were working part time in 2010-11, with 10 percent of these women wanting to work more. However, it’s difficult to find the kind of role and employer that allow for the degree of flexibility many mothers often require.
Unpaid internships may be legal in Australia, but exploiting interns is not. Sydney-based entrepreneur Marnie Shanahan has recently launched an online job board The New Kid for young Australians looking to be placed into ethical internship programmes.
Ask the average university student about work experience or job prospects after graduation and you might see a panicked look in their eye as they explain that they’re not quite sure about what they’re going to do, but they’re open to anything and will be looking around. Sydney startup BuzieBee hopes to take that panicked look out of students’ eyes by helping them find relevant work experience while they’re still at university.
Startup SpotJobs.com has rapidly climbed up the ranks, now sitting as the fourth-biggest job board in Australia – with Seek, CareerOne and MyCareer taking the top three spots.
Cherie Thompson is a passionate youth advisor on a mission to set the standard for youth employment across Australia. On the 7th of October, she will be launching the much anticipated ‘Go Getta Job’ – the nation’s first online job board and information portal dedicated to teenagers.