Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Employment Program for Muslim Women

The low participation of Muslim women in the Australian economy is a challenging proposition even in the best of times. But that will soon change if the Centrelink, one of the largest service providers in the nation, has its way.

At the time of writing, the Centrelink’s Multicultural Services Branch has identified effective strategies of dealing with the socio-cultural and religious barriers facing Muslim women in the Australian labour market.

It should be stated that Centrelink is an agency of the Department of Human Services whose principal function is to deliver a range of services to the Australian community.

On an optimistic note, the organisation will work with the local “Job Network” establishments to identify suitable employment and training opportunities for Muslim women – a project that has received an overwhelming community support.
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