On with the 51 jobs in 31 days campaign
THE owner of Bray Street Butchery is the first to employ a jobseeker in Key Employment's 51 jobs in 31 days campaign.
Greg Goodman was so impressed with Owen Lavrenicic when he interviewed him that he agreed to start him as an apprentice butcher the next day.
Owen is a client of Key Employment and his consultant, Julie Partington, has assisted him with finding work experience in various industries.
Once he tried working in a butchery, he found his calling.
"Owen is an enthusiastic young guy who really wanted to work, and based on his work experience and the opportunity Greg offered as an apprentice, the timing was perfect," Julie said.
The 51 jobs in 31 days campaign is an initiative for local businesses within the Coffs Coast region to start the new financial year on a positive note.
By employing a reliable and work-ready worker for as little as eight hours a week or full-time, it's a great way to lessen the burden on a business and allow the owner/manager to concentrate on the more pressing issues.
Mr Goodman was quick to see the benefits of the scheme.
"Liz Williams from Key approached me suggesting she had a young lad looking to become an apprentice butcher," he said.
"I met with Owen and Liz and I was suitably impressed with Owen and also Liz's passion."
Liz said subsidies to assist in the transition to work meant the financial impact to employers was lessened.
"We certainly look to put the right person in the most suitable job for all concerned so that everyone wins," Liz said.