The holiday season can be particularly tough, not only with presents for children or a visit to family unaffordable, but also with increased isolation.
For too many people, their Christmas wish is as simple as an opportunity to secure a decent job. Can you imagine not being able to support yourself or your loved ones for 46 weeks? That is the average length of time it takes for a jobseeker in Australia to find work.4
Let’s not stereotype the unemployed. People want to work.
Long-term unemployment pushes people into deep disadvantage. At the Brotherhood of St Laurence, our employment programs provide a pathway out of poverty.
With your help this Christmas, we can support more people into secure work.