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your job your way

Supporting long-term unemployed young people to gain the skills, confidence and experience to get and keep a job.

your job your way is about finding a better way for long-term unemployed 15-21 year olds on income support to get and keep a job and in turn, strengthen their local community.

It’s a service designed for young people who have been out of work for over 52 weeks and registered with jobactive. Our staff are qualified and experienced with the time to listen, coach, support and prepare young people for jobs with local employers.

This service is for:
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Contact Details & Locations

your job your way operates out of our jobactive sites in Burnie/Devonport, TAS; Caboolture, QLD; and Elizabeth, SA.

A better, more supportive way to help long-term unemployed young people get and keep a job.

your job your way is a demonstration project with formal evaluation so that yourtown can prove how a more intensive and supportive approach to employment services can get better outcomes for young people, employers and community.


Research shows that the longer a young person is unemployed, the more likely they are to stay unemployed.

We want to help! your job your way is a unique approach to tackling long-term unemployment. We’ll connect with local employers to understand market needs and individual job requirements, so we can tailor training and support to suit.

Our demonstration projects will run for two years from July 2018 and are being evaluated in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact. Evidence from the evaluation will be used to advocate for positive change in employment services policy to support better outcomes for long-term unemployed young people.

yourtown saw me as an individual, identified my strengths and talents, and gave me an opportunity to make a difference and be part of the community” Ethan – young person formerly long-term unemployed – now employed

Creating Positive Change Together

Employers can help young people break the cycle of long-term unemployment through:

  • Hosting a tour of their workplace
  • Talking to a group of young people about work/expectations
  • Offering a PaTH Internship
  • Interviewing a young job seeker


There might be other ways to contribute to this program too. Let us know your thoughts! Together, we can make a big difference.


your job your way is an initiative of yourtown in conjunction with MAX Employment and jobactive.

In Tasmania, your job your way is supported by the Try, Test and Learn Fund – an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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