Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Centrelink: Gateway to Sydney jobs in 2000

Gateway 2000, Centrelink’s initiative to help job seekers take advantage of jobs created by the Olympic Games, was launched today by Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony

“Gateway 2000 will help channel job seekers towards Sydney’s employment opportunities through 10 specialist offices,” Mr Anthony said.

The Gateway 2000 offices will offer a specialised service to job seekers not only from Sydney but also from the Central Coast and Illawarra.

Job seekers can access Olympic job vacancies via Job Network touchscreen units and the jobsearch website at the Gateway 2000 offices, as well as information on training courses and industry specific information.

The service also offers basic information to assist people in getting to work, such as details of public transport routes across Sydney.

Centrelink will also hold ‘Gateway 2000 Seminars’ to help job seekers find work in crucial service industries.

“The Olympics is a great opportunity for young people, people of mature age, people with a disability and people from non-English speaking backgrounds to get into the workforce and gain skills that will make them more employable,” Mr Anthony said.

“Gateway 2000 builds on Centrelink’s Preparing for Work initiative. Centrelink is committed to helping job seekers in their quest for work, and Gateway 2000 is part of that commitment.”