Unemployment rates in Tatiara continue to drop

The Tatiara continues to hold the lowest unemployment rate in the Limestone Coast.

The already low unemployment rate has decreased in the Tatiara district area, dropping from 2.1 per cent to 1.7 per cent in the 12 months to June 2018.

Unemployment figures have also dropped in the greater South East region.

Tatiara District Council CEO Anne Champness said although it was great to see such a low unemployment figures, some employers may struggle finding workers.

“From our perspective it’s fabulous we have such a low unemployment rate, but what it does mean is that we have employers that are struggling to fill positions.”

Ms Champness said this is why council is helping create further opportunities for new regional migrants to become skilled for upcoming job positions.

“Basically we have full employment and it can be really difficult to fill positions, which is why we are involved in the regional migration pilot to help fill any work shortages that we have,” she said.

“It’s not possible to fill all the positions out there from the local labor market, so we need to start searching further afield for workers to fill these positions.

“It’s a great problem to have – better than it be the other way around!”

Uniting SA employment services will host ‘Moving Forward’, an adult community education program in the Tatiara on October 15, in order to facilitate adults in the community to local employment openings.

‘Moving Forward’ is run over the duration of 9 weeks (one day per week), to help underemployed local people gain confidence, communication skills, literacy and numeracy skills.

For those involved with the course there is also opportunity for further study, training and employment pathways.

To book your place or for more information call Uniting SA’s Leanne on 0419 036 327 or 8752 2569.