TasCOSS Submission to the Employment Service Expert Advisory Panel

TasCOSS’s mission is to challenge and change the systems, behaviours and attitudes that create poverty, inequality and exclusion. We believe there is an opportunity in the re-design of employment services in Tasmania to create a system that supports job seekers to become confident participants in our society and economy.

To achieve this outcome we need to address the barriers in our systems that contribute to disadvantage. In Tasmania there are currently 4900 people who are long term unemployed, and this is the highest rate as a percentage of the labour force of all jurisdictions (1.9%).

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