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Superintendent Writes

Sunday, 10th April, 2005

Wesley Uniting Employment (WUE) provides individually tailored job related services to help people overcome any barriers to gaining long-term employment. These services include: being a Job Network Provider under contract to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, running Work for the Dole and Transition to Work programs funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, conducting The Personal Support Program funded by the Department of Family and Community Services and The Mature Workers’ Program funded by the NSW Department of Education and Training.

Through these programs we help unemployed people find access to meaningful work experience, skills development, training and motivation to thousands of job seekers, while providing valuable community services, such as providing refurbished computers for not-for-profit organisations. Due to Wesley Uniting Employment’s high performance in delivering Job Network contracts, a large portion of these contracts were renewed and increased. Because of this growth we have relocated and expanded many existing offices helping many more unemployed people. Our dedicated and professional team members have helped over fifteen thousand people access training, gain work experience and commence employment and improve their own personal circumstances.

We have Wesley offices in Kempsey, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Yamba, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Maitland, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Dungog, Taree, Gloucester, Tuncurry, Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Newcastle, Wallsend, Charlestown, Raymond Terrace, Windsor, Airds, Campbelltown, Canley Vale, Cabramatta, St Marys, South Windsor, Hornsby, Chatswood, North Sydney, Gosford, Manly, Ashfield, Concord, Newtown, Parramatta, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Wellington, Orange, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Batemans Bay, Narooma, Moruya, Dapto, Campbelltown, Nowra, Ulladulla, Wagga Wagga and Queanbeyan — 59 places in all. Wesley Uniting Employment is highly regarded as a contributor to local communities, has a staff of 327, operates on a budget of $40.2 million, and from surpluses made helps many of our welfare areas. General Manager Wayne Koivu, Group Manager Ken Moore, and all their staff deserve our congratulations and our prayers. At our 7pm Service, we will honour them tonight, and I hope members of other congregations will continue to pray for them.

 

This is Gordon Moyes.


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