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Employer Information

Our free recruitment services can assist Employers with individual or multiple vacancies. We work across all industries with all types of Employers and tailor our service to your specific business needs. The AMES Consortium can provide you with a skilled, diverse workforce that mirrors your local community and customer base. Our client pool covers all of metropolitan Melbourne and includes workers from all skill levels, ranging from skilled professionals to entry level manufacturing roles, enabling us to fulfil employer vacancy requirements of all types. We match employers with dependable, motivated clients from all backgrounds!
Speak with us today about how our tailored recruitment services can help your business grow. 
We provide:

  • Employees who are trained in particular industries
  • Free Recruitment advice
  • Access to funding for pre-employment training courses
  • Experienced consultants who work with small, medium and large business across a wide range of industries
  • Access to trainers, training rooms and interview rooms at no charge
  • Support provided at no cost
  • Training to up-skill
  • Wage subsidies for eligible employees meeting eligibility criteria
  • Apprenticeship and traineeships information and support

Recruitment Services that make hiring easy

ECHO understands your business needs and provide:

  • Recruitment services for large employers providing labour hire solutions
  • Flexible services for permanent, temp, contract and fixed term recruitment
  • Candidate screening and short listing
  • Assistance with eligible staff induction and pre-employment training programs
  • Advice and preparation for job seekers with disabilities
  • Access to funding for new employees for workplace licences, training, clothing and other essentials for eligible job seekers
  • Funding to support work trials for eligible job seekers
  • Create position descriptions and advertise your vacancy
  • Pre-employment police checks, medical and licence

Staff Retention

Our services are designed to be user friendly, flexible and responsive to your business needs:

  • Support that is tailored for you and your new employee’s circumstances
  • Up to 26 weeks of post-placement support once commenced
  • Wages subsidies for eligible employees
  • Ongoing support and access to funds for up-skilling if issues are identified
  • Employers who hire staff as part of Disability Employment Services or Disability Management Services may have access to ongoing support and Workplace modifications

National Work Experience Program

The National Work Experience Program is part of jobactive. It is a work experience program, which places job seekers in real life work experience placements. It helps job seekers gain experience and confidence while demonstrating skills to potential employers.
Under the National Work Experience Program, employers host job seekers unpaid work experience placements of up to 25 hours a week over a maximum 4 week period.

Benefit for Employers

Being a National Work Experience Program employer provides an opportunity to give a job seeker the chance to show they could be the right fit for your business.
Employers who offer job seekers ongoing employment after the placement may be eligible for a wage subsidy.

You will need to confirm there is the potential for paid employment following the completion of the placement. However, there is no obligation for you to hire a job seeker following the placement if they do not meet your business needs.

ECHO will work closely with you to ensure your needs are met.
This may include assisting job seekers to complete any necessary workplace specific training before commencing, and resolving any issues that come up.

Should you decide the job seeker is a good fit for your organisation, ECHO will work with you to finalise the recruitment of the job seeker. Post-placement support is available over the first months of the job seeker’s employment, to assist with any ongoing support or training they may need.

Want more information please contact your local ECHO office or go to www.jobactive.gov.au