Entsch backs veterans employment program in Far North



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VETERANS AFFAIRS: Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is hopeful businesses and vets in FNQ can find work together. Image: Victoria Stone-Meadows.


Federal member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, has thrown his support behind a new initiative to help ex-service men and women find work in Far North Queensland.

The federal government’s new Veterans Employment Commitment will help businesses connect with ex-service personnel looking for work.

“Far North Queenslanders have enormous respect for the service of our veterans,” Mr Entsch said. “Many employers already recognise the value of the skills and experiences of our veterans.

“We want to translate Australia’s culture of respect for veterans into action. Simply put, hiring a veteran is good for business.”

Mr Entsch said the program will allow veterans to learn new skills and provide FNQ businesses with dedicated new staff.

“By connecting veterans to employers we can make the transition that bit easier,” he said.

“Businesses that sign the commitment will be listed on the official website, have their details shared with veterans looking for work and through networking events, as well as be able to use the commitment logo to advertise their support,” he said.

“The commitment, combined with the new Veterans’ Covenant, Australian Veterans’ Card and lapel pin, are all designed to bring governments and businesses together to support the veterans of today and tomorrow.

“The Department of Veterans’ Affairs will ensure businesses meet their obligations set out in the commitment and businesses will be asked to recommit every two years.”

Business and veterans in FNQ interested in being part of the program can find more information on the Veterans Employment website



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