The Australian government has announced that it will replace its employment service tool in July.

Key Points:

  • Beginning July 4, Workforce Australia Online will replace JobActive as Australia’s official job advertisement service.
  • Employers who need to advertise positions to meet labor market testing requirements will be required advertise positions through Workforce Australia Online as of July 4.
  • Individuals will not be access their account with JobActive or Workforce Australia from June 30 until July 4.

Additional Information: Employers will be required to advertise a position on Workforce Australia site and at least two other recruitment websites to satisfy labor market testing requirements. More information regarding Workforce Australia is available here.

BAL Analysis: Employers should note the July 4 implementation date of Workforce Australia and be aware of the scheduled downtime form June 30 until July 4.

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