SBS Radio features our Given the Chance employment program

‘We constantly come across such positive stories’. Hassan Jama spoke with recruitment officer Heikma Siraj and acting GTC manager Brian Finnigan.

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Pilot program assists hundreds of asylum seekers into the workforce: new study

Our Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program has assisted hundreds of asylum seekers to find their first jobs in Australia. Supported by a private...

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Derrimut company partners with the Brotherhood to hire asylum seekers

For Mr Morfeld, employment security played an important role in helping create a new life in a new land.

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It’s not Jurassic Park, but T-Rex says he is in his element

Without a car or a licence T-Rex struggled to gain work in horticulture, but Given the Chance worked with him to find a role well-suited to his needs...

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Celebrating 5 years of Given the Chance

The Brotherhood of St Laurence's Given the Chance for Asylum Seeker employment program celebrated 5 years of its work by hosting an event to thank...

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Another business breakfast celebrates success

Given the Chance held another business network breakfast this week to celebrate the successes of program participants with our current business...

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The Huddle program collaborates with the Brotherhood to support disadvantaged jobseekers into work as part of the Jobs Victoria initiative

Jo Tabit from our Given the Chance program was delighted to meet North Melbourne footy champ Majak Daw at an Arden St event this morning.

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‘Life is more stable now I’ve got a job.’ Giving job seekers a chance

Chernet is enjoying his job as a builder’s labourer and the sense of security that comes from working full-time.

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Getting asylum seekers into work

Our Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program has helped many into their first jobs in Australia. Our recent report examines what more is needed for...

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