Investing in people: Intermediate Labour Markets as pathways to employment

Kemran Mestan and Rosanna Scutella with the Allen Consulting Group

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

BSL'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 ILM programs, drawing on interviews with staff and participants and also proposing a framework for a cost–benefit analysis.

Last updated on 16 June 2020

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