Investing in people: Intermediate Labour Markets as pathways to employment

24 August 2007

By Kemran Mestan and Rosanna Scutella with the Allen Consulting Group, 2007

Getting the long-term jobless into mainstream employment is a major challenge for Australian governments, especially in areas of concentrated disadvantage.


The Brotherhood’s approach, also used effectively overseas, is to use an Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) as a bridge between long-term unemployment and the mainstream labour market.

This research report presents initial findings about the effectiveness of the Brotherhood’s ILM programs, drawing on interviews with staff and participants and also proposing a framework for a cost–benefit analysis. 

Download report » (50 pages, PDF, 885 KB)

ISBN 978 1 876250 80 5

Also available Investing in people summary » (PDF, 528 KB)

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