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Are you affected by the Holden closure?

Are you affected by the Holden closure
Greg Goudie
Written by Greg Goudie

Are you a parts manufacturer in the SA automotive supply chain affected by the Holden closure?

The Federal Government has released information to help retrenched workers from the automotive manufacturing sector get back on their feet.

Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, launched the What’s Next website on Friday the 4th of September 2015, he said it was important that workers who were made redundant as a result of the close down of automotive manufacturing, were given every assistance to reenter the workforce.

Directions to services and advice such as those listed below are available by clicking on the following link

Career Advise and Transition Services (CATS) – provides individualised career development assistance by qualified, professionally endorsed career practitioners for each worker.

Skills Recognition – will enable workers to have their current skill competencies mapped and validated against national standards.

Quality Training Delivery – will identify the training required to increase employability.

Business Start-up Advice – Workers seeking to start their own business will be supported by organisations including the Polaris Centre and Business SA to access advice and information.

After Leaving Employment – If you have been retrenched from the automotive industry (including component suppliers) you are likely to be eligible for immediate access to Stream B assistance in JobActive, the Government’s employment service. A fact sheet is available on the Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme.

An overview of the assistance for automotive workers is available for download. Translations of this fact sheet are also available on the Changing Lanes home page.

DOME can also help you find employment through our free and personalised employment service for jobseekers (aged 40+).



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Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie

Greg Goudie is the Executive Director of DOME and following many years in the automotive parts manufacturing sector, has worked with mature age unemployed for the past 15 years.

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