Retrenched PMP Directories workers in Western Sydney will receive expert information on the Government support available to them at an information session tomorrow (Wednesday, March 6) and next week.
Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr encouraged the 120 affected workers and their families to attend the sessions, to be hosted by Department of Human Services Financial Information Service (FIS) Officers.
“Retrenchment is not an easy process to go through. We are committed to helping these workers move into new jobs by offering a range of financial services and other support to help ease the pressure of looking for work,” Senator Kim Carr said.
Member for Watson Tony Burke said the Department’s FIS Officers would speak about the support services available for retrenched workers.
“It’s an awful time for people. The officers are there to make sure that affected workers know exactly what support is available for them,’’ Mr Burke said.
“If you can organise the different levels of support from day one, it doesn’t just help with the bills at home, it can give you the foundation to find the next job.
“The FIS Officers will talk attendees through Centrelink’s income support payments, as well as other support services on offer, such as social workers.”
The first session will be held from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Wednesday, 6 March, at the PMP plant in Chullora. Another session will take place the following Wednesday, 13 March.
“I would urge anyone affected by the retrenchments to attend and explore their options,” Mr Burke said.
More information on Centrelink assistance for job seekers is available at humanservices.gov.au/jobseeker or by calling 132 850.
Financial Information Seminars – PMP Directories
Wednesday 6 March 1:30pm – 2:30pm - PMP plant, Chullora
Wednesday 13 March 1:30pm – 2:30pm - PMP plant, Chullora