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Get up to $10,000 when you hire young workers

Did you know you can receive a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 when you hire eligible young people? The Youth Bonus Wage Subsidy is available to businesses that hire eligible young people between 15 to 25 years of age as part of the Youth Employment Package. The job you provide should be ongoing, forRead More

Video pick: How to add jobs to your Job Search Effort

After you’ve registered with jobactive.gov.au, you can keep all of your job hunting from Seek and CareerOne in one place. This video from jobactive shows you how.

Video pick: What you should do with your hands in an interview

The way you use your hands during an interview can actually say a lot about you. In fact, successfully using your hands can show your level of confidence and can also help you show sincerity and build trust. If you’re not sure what you should do (and what you shouldn’t do) with your hands inRead More

Video pick: How to sell yourself in a job interview

Even if you’re the best person for the job, you could miss out if you don’t sell yourself in your job interview. This quick video from THINKR gives you some expert advice on how to effectively communicate your skills in a job interview.

Video pick: Common interview questions and answers

The more prepared you are for an interview, the more likely you’ll be in getting the job. This short video from Let’s Talk goes through some common interview questions and answers.

The King of Chairs

Thanks to KONEKT employment NEIS, Chair King has grown from a mobile office chair repair service to supplying a range of new and reconditioned ergonomic seating. Continually responding to their customers’ needs, they also added a chair maintenance program and office chair audit to a client base that now encompasses Sydney, the Central Coast andRead More

The Tool Box Chef is South Queensland’s answer to old-fashioned baked goods.

The Tool Box Chef is a small batch baked goods specialist that is owned and operated by Gene Cavalchini and started with the help of KONEKT employment NEIS. Prior to starting this business, Gene has produced sumptuous food at the Gold Coast’s Elk Expresso, Sirromet Wines (Mt Cotton) and Tukka Restaurant in West End. AsRead More

Artist wins first place prize at Gosford Regional Gallery’s Emerging Art Prize

For artist Natalie Verriest, it’s been a month full of successes after completing the NEIS program through KONEKT employment. After organising an “Under 30” themed exhibition in Kincumber’s Ruby Samadhi Gallery, she was featured in the Express Advocate’s lifestyle section talking about the importance of real-life interaction with artworks. She went on to win People’sRead More

Fudge Monkey start a sweet business

Thanks to the KONEKT employment NEIS Central Coast team, Fudge Monkey has grown from a small home kitchen-based operation making and selling hand-made fudge at markets – to owning a locally famous sweets and gelato and cake destination and café. Fudge Monkey offers 32 flavours of gourmet hand-made fudge, 32 flavours of old-fashioned milkshakes, 20Read More

Fatmata and Mohamed are cleaning up

With the help of KONEKT employment, Fatmata and Mohamed Sylla started their cleaning business out of a frustration with other “dodgy” cleaning companies, and their own enjoyment in providing a high quality cleaning service. Based on this commitment to quality, Sylla Cleaning has developed a strong reputation for excellence in only a short period ofRead More