Currently, the local youth unemployment rate stands between 17 and 18 per cent, compared to an overall local unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent.
With around 35 per cent of unemployed youth on the Sunshine Coast living below the poverty line and research showing that unemployed youth in the region experience high rates of depression, anxiety and self-harming behaviours, it is crucial the Sunshine Coast business community and government put the spotlight on the high costs of youth unemployment to our society and to our economy.
Join with business and government leaders, and some of Australia’s most knowledgeable researchers and leaders in championing these youth issues, as we put a spotlight on Sunshine Coast youth unemployment.
TUESDAY , 12 NOVEMBER 2013,
INNOVATION CENTRE, SIPPY DOWNS DRIVE,
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
UP FOR DISCUSSION
- The social, health and economic impacts of high youth unemployment
- The changing face of the labour market for local youths
- Preparing our young people to ride the wave of success
- The benefits of employing our youth
Hear from some of Australia’s most knowledgeable researchers and leaders in championing youth support initiatives including:
- David Rumbens (keynote speaker) – Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
- Ms Jade Frieser – Sustainable Partnerships Australia
- Paul Moreton – Chief Executive Officer, IFYS Ltd
- Kylee Bates – State Director (Vic/SA), Mission Australia
- Ivan Neville – Branch Manager, Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, Department of Employment
- Kris McCue – Local Employment Coordinator, Department of Department of Employment
- Jody Tunnicliffe – Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, Northern Diocese.
The Hon. Jarrod Bleijie, MP will also join in the forum as a panelist.