NESA Media Releases

2019

3 October 2019

Ninety delegates from around the world joined the NESA team in Sydney at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence for the 2019 NESA/OECD Indigenous Employment Forum. Delegates heard passionate and insightful representations from around Australia, as well as from Canadian Government representatives, members of the OECD and social enterprise leaders from New Zealand.

The forum also saw the release of the OECD report Indigenous Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia. This report is the latest in the series of country-specific OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation.

19 July 2019

NESA INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION IN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AWARD FINALISTS: Indigenous employment initiatives kicking goals

The NESA Innovation and Collaboration in Indigenous Employment Award recognises organisations, individuals or teams who demonstrate innovation and/or collaboration in assisting Indigenous Australians to achieve employment, particularly in remote Australia. “So much great work goes on across the depth and breadth of Australia, out of the spotlight of the national media,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “We created this Award with alffie to turn the spotlight on some of these outstanding initiatives.”

19 July 2019

NESA EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AWARD FINALISTS: Overcoming barriers for Indigenous job seekers

The NESA Excellence in Indigenous Employment Award recognises individuals or teams who demonstrate excellence in assisting Indigenous Australians in achieving employment. “Indigenous Australians often face very particular barriers to employment,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair, “and this Award seeks to highlight the outstanding, imaginative and culturally sensitive work that is being done to overcome these limitations and to work towards equal opportunities for all Australians.”

19 July 2019

NESA EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS: Employment consultants: making it all work!

The NESA Employment Consultant of the Year Award recognises hard-working frontline employment services professionals with outstanding results in helping disadvantaged Australians into sustained employment. “Of all our Awards for Excellence, this is the one that applies to where the rubber hits the road,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “Where policy, best-practice and sector experience come together to recognise exceptional individuals who make it all work! We love this Award, and the great work that it highlights every year.”

19 July 2019

NESA CHAMPION EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS: Recognising employers who create opportunity

The Champion Employer the Year Award recognises employers who go the extra mile to offer employment opportunities to some of Australia’s most disadvantaged job seekers. “Organisations who work with employment services providers to open up opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers set such a positive example,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “It’s an honour to recognise these organisations in our national awards.”

19 July 2019

NESA ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS: Hard work and perseverance recognised in national awards

The NESA Achiever the Year Award goes to someone who has shown single-minded determination in overcoming considerable hurdles to turn their life around and move into stable employment. “Our Achiever of the Year Award highlights not just hard work and admirable resilience, but also making the most of the supports offered by employment services providers,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair.

19 July 2019

NESA INNOVATION IN DISABILITY AWARD FINALISTS: Innovation opens employment doors for people with disability

The NESA Innovation in Disability Employment Award recognises organisations using innovative service strategies that open employment opportunities for people with disability. “Many of the challenges to providing opportunity for all through inclusion and employment are persistent,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair, “but some of the most successful responses are those that think outside of the box!”

20 March 2019

NEW EMPLOYMENT SERVICES – TRIAL ROLL OUT AND FULL CO-DESIGN CONSULTATION PROCESS WELCOMED

The National Employment Services Association welcomes today’s announcement of the framework for New Employment Services. The Independent Expert Advisory Panel of which NESA CEO Sally Sinclair was a member took into account previous successful employment service models to inform the innovative design of this new framework.

2018

10 August 2018

Achiever of the Year Award Winner Announced - What future? The one you make!

Josephine Willcox is the winner of the National Employment Services Association (NESA) Achiever of the Year Award. Josephine joins 5 other people and organisations honoured in the NESA Awards for Exce

10 August 2018

Champion Employer of the Year Award Winner Announced - Bounce, Climb, Fly to Employment Success

Latitude is the 2018 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Champion Employer of the Year. Latitude joins 5 other people and organisations honoured in the NESA Awards for Excellence ceremony held last night at the Brisbane Hilton, as part of NESA’s 2018 National Conference.

10 August 2018

Employment Consultant of the Year Award Winner Announced - Career Guidance Sprung from Rich Soil

Deidre Hindmarsh of Sureway Employment and Training, is the 2018 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Employment Consultant of the Year. Deidre joins 5 other people and organisations honoured in the NESA Awards for Excellence ceremony held last night at the Brisbane Hilton, as part of NESA’s 2018 National Conference.

10 August 2018

Excellence in Collaboration Award Winner Announced - Working Together to Build Better Employment Opportunities

Sodexo, South Metropolitan (SM) TAFE and atWork Australia are the 2018 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Excellence in Collaboration award winners. They join 5 other people and organisations honoured in the NESA Awards for Excellence ceremony held last night at the Brisbane Hilton, as part of NESA’s 2018 National Conference.

10 August 2018

Innovation in Disability Employment - Team Award Winner Announced - Creating New Opportunities for Visually Impaired Workers

Tradco Pty Ltd is the 2018 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Innovation in Disability Employment - Team award winners. They join 5 other people and organisations honoured in the NESA Awards for Excellence ceremony held last night at the Brisbane Hilton, as part of NESA’s 2018 National Conference.

10 August 2018

Innovation in Indigenous Employment Award Winner Announced - Imagination in Indigenous Cultural Training and Employment

PeoplePlus’ Team Maroubra are the 2018 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Innovation in Indigenous Employment award winners. Team Maroubra join 5 other people and organisations honoured in the NESA Awards for Excellence ceremony held last night at the Brisbane Hilton, as part of NESA’s 2018 National Conference.

18 July 2018

Achiever of the Year Award - Inspiring achievers honoured in national award nomination

“Our Achiever of the Year Award highlights not just hard work and admirable resilience, but also making the most of the supports offered by employment services providers,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair.

18 July 2018

Champion Employer of the Year Award - “Champion employers” honoured in national award nomination

“Organisations such as these who work with employment services providers to open up opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers set a positive example,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “They fully deserve the recognition that our national awards bring.”

18 July 2018

Employment Consultant of the Year Award - Outstanding service recognised in national award nominations

“Employment consultants are ‘where the rubber hits the road’,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “These are the people who are making the employment services system work, with their tireless efforts and commitment to their job seekers. It is a real pleasure to recognise their dedication and service through the Employment Consultant of the Year Award.”

18 July 2018

Excellence in Collaboration Award - Collaborative successes honoured in national award nomination

“Complex problems require innovative solutions,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “The purpose-built solutions for complex barriers to employment recognised by the Excellence in Collaboration Award are examples of how forward-thinking organisations can combine their expertise to create powerful outcomes for job seekers and employers.”

18 July 2018

Innovation in Disability Employment - Team Award - Teamwork honoured in national disability employment award nominations

“When employment services and employers work together, barriers to employment begin to tumble,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “This year’s Innovation in Disability Employment finalists are all outstanding examples of how collaboration can improve the lives of people with disability.”

18 July 2018

Innovation in Indigenous Employment Award - Innovative Indigenous employment programmes honoured in national award nomination

“Local, community-oriented collaborations are the way forward to improve Indigenous employment outcomes,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair. “The finalists for this year’s Innovation in Indigenous Employment Award have all shown outstanding organisation, foresight and stakeholder management.”

2017

2016

2 August 2016

Australian Employment Champion Announced

An Aboriginal woman who spends her days identifying ways to get her fellow Australians into work has won a one-of-its-kind grant to meet with global employment leaders....

2 August 2016

Geelong Big-Hearted Employer Hailed a Hero

A Geelong company that bent over backwards to employ, train and communicate with a deaf worker has been hailed as a national employment hero...

2 August 2016

Ipswich Employment Hero Wins National Award

An Ipswich worker who invests both her working week and leisure time helping Ipswich locals overcome the barriers to employment has been hailed as a national employment hero...

2 August 2016

Melbourne Woman Helping Indigenous Job Seekers Hailed a Hero

A Melbourne woman who has found new and innovative ways to help more Indigenous Australians into work has been hailed as a national employment hero...

2 August 2016

WA Mining Services Company Becomes Australia’s Champion Employer

An organisation dedicated to helping support Indigenous Australians living in remote communities find employment was named Australia’s 2016 Champion Employer of the Year last night in Melbourne.....

2 August 2016

From Physical Burden to Employment Hero - Tom’s Story

Last night a 22-year-old wheelchair-bound man won Australia’s most prestigious employment award for choosing to dismiss the prejudice of others to become a national role model...