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New online jobs service supports local workers and employers

7 February 2017

Finding a job close to home will be easier thanks to a new online jobs service to be launched by Kingston Council.

Kingston will sign-up for the uWorkin online job service to help connect jobseekers with local job opportunities.

Kingston Mayor David Eden said the initiative would support the local economy, help people find jobs close to home and give local employers the chance to promote job opportunities free of charge.

“Council is keen to support a thriving local economy and appreciates that finding work close to home can make a positive difference in the lives of our residents and their families by cutting commuting time,” Cr Eden said.

 “The Kingston uWorkin online job service will be a one-stop shop for people looking for work in the local area.

“It also aims to open up a hidden ‘word of mouth’ job market by allowing local employers to post jobs free of charge that they may not usually advertise.”

uWorkin is used successfully by a number of other local Councils including Casey, Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Yarra Darebin and more.

 “Local jobs create a range of social, environmental and economic benefits by helping create a thriving local economy, reducing traffic on our roads and limiting commuting time,” Cr Eden said.

 “This is an easy, practical way to access local jobs, and of course anyone who doesn’t have access to computers can always visit our local libraries where computers are available free of charge.”

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