Long term unemployed Sunshine jobseeker John* had been unemployed for eight years and was very resistant to attending a Work for the Dole activity.
To John’s credit he agreed to undertake a sustainable gardening program at the Furlong Park School for the Deaf.
This Work for the Dole activity included the beautification of school grounds, vegetable garden and sensory garden as well as planting garden beds.
The Sarina Russo Job Access Sunshine team was delighted to receive a call from John letting us know he started work as a Maintenance Person as a direct result of his Work for the Dole activity.
John’s story is a great example of a Work for the Dole activity leading directly to a job.
*John is a pseudonym