We are changing carecareers!
From 27 June, 2019 we are changing the service to focus primarily on attracting new workers to the care sector. This will mean closing the job board, as we consider the job board market is increasingly crowded and competitive.
There will be an ongoing digital campaign to drive career changers to a state-of-the-art website that will combine our strengths with those of companion project National Disability Practitioners (NDP). This will continue to deliver on carecareers’ greatest strength as a talent attraction funnel for the sector. However, at the point when jobseekers are ready to make a job application, instead of directing them to our own job board, we will suggest alternatives.
As our job board (but not of course our website) will close on 30 June 2019, any monies committed as a portion of prepaid advertising contracts that extend beyond that date will be refunded in full. If that applies to your organisation, we will shortly be advising you of the amount to be refunded.
carecareers was launched back in January 2010 with aim of attracting an estimated 10,000 new workers required to meet the growth in demand in the NSW disability, community and aged care sector.
The project has grown in confidence, ambition and geographical reach. Nine years on, well over 1 million Australians have taken our career quiz, and carecareers has been the catalyst in somewhere north of 50,000 people across the country taking a first step into the workforce.
The online job board market is fast moving and increasingly crowded with more and larger international players. Fierce competition has driven down advertising rates.
This significant competition by many large organisations has led us to the conclusion that carecareers should concentrate on those unique aspects of our service that are most important to, and best serve, our sector. At the same time, we intend to step back in areas where our offering is more generic and there are a variety of alternatives.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your outstanding support over the last nine years. carecareers’ success has been forged on the fantastic partnerships we have enjoyed with the leading organisations in this sector.
NDS looks forward to working with you on the next exciting stage!