While anecdotal evidence suggests that as many as 40 percent of young African-Australians in our cities are unemployed or underemployed, there are no agencies that specialise in finding work for African young people.
An African entrepreneur working young Africans in Melbourne
There is clearly an urgent need for internships, apprenticeships and training programs that cater to young people from our African communities. However, federal and state governments cannot be relied upon to solve these issues – and community leaders and welfare groups must work with socially-conscious businesses to create projects that provide opportunities for African young people.
If you have a business that would like to help, or simply a good idea to promote targeted employment opportunities for African jobseekers, Afro Helplinehas connections with social enterprises and other groups that may wish to partner with you on your journey. Please contact us in confidence by clicking here.