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Central Desert wins Remote Jobs in Communities Program

The Council is extremely pleased to be named a RJCP Provider. The RJCP (Remote Jobs in Communities Program) is an Australian Government initiative which introduces significant reforms to employment, participation and community development services in remote Australia to help more people get into jobs and participate in their communities and to better meet the labour needs of employers.  From 1 July 2013, Job Services Australia, the Disability Employment Service, the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program and the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) will transition to the new Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP).

One of the main objectives of the RJCP program is to promote better functioning communities through community development and participation, economic development and strengthening community capacity. These objectives are clearly aligned with those of Local Government and the Central Desert Shire Council is pleased to be able to build on our strong local connections to integrate with the RJCP. As the major employer within the region, with over 85% Indigenous employment on communities, CDSC has a strong track record and looks forward to strengthening local employment and supporting community aspirations.

For more information on the Remote Jobs in Communities Program please refer to the DEEWR website.