Second-hand shop gives job seekers first-class skills
The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation is helping jobseekers back into the workforce through its Job Ready Program at the new op shop which opened in Tom Price last week.
The shop employs a paid activity supervisor and six jobseekers who operate the store while developing valuable employment skills.
It has been modelled on the AAC Op Shop in Newman which has experienced great success since opening in May.
AAC activity officer Jolene Burnett said the program was developing volunteers’ skills and experience so they were ready to be employed full-time in the community as jobs became available.
“Our jobseekers have come in to set the shop up, put the furniture together, washed the clothes, and sorted donation boxes all before our grand opening on Monday,” she said.
The op shop is on Boonderoo Road, Tom Price. For information, call Jodie Smith on 91881357 or visit http://ashburton.net.au/jobseekers.