Getting more South Australians IntoWork

In a major vote of confidence in the South Australian economy, Mas National, part of national workforce solutions provider IntoWork Australia, has invested millions of dollars to create over 50 new permanent jobs within a state of the art employment and training contact centre in central Adelaide.

 

Minister for Innovation and Skills, Hon. David Pisoni MP, through a State Government initiative, Skilling South Australia, has supported the establishment of the centre. Skilled staff will deliver apprentice and trainee support services to existing and future workers across South Australia and nationally, and will ensure workers in training are supported through to permanent employment.

“Adelaide stood out as the ideal location for this centre due to Mas National’s strong existing presence in South Australia and also because of the commitment and support of the South Australian State Government,” said Poul Bottern, Group CEO of IntoWork Australia.

“As part of our role as an Australian Government funded Apprenticeship Network Provider, this new employment and training contact centre will ensure that thousands of apprentices and trainees are supported into employment and enjoy a meaningful and productive career,” Mr Bottern said.

“We are confident the South Australian economy will bounce back strongly from the economic shock of 2020 and that there will be demand for employment and training services to get people into jobs in the coming months and years,” he said.

Among the new starters employed at the contact centre are re-deployed workers from travel specialist Flight Centre – one of the South Australian businesses that took a major hit from the COVID-19 pandemic through border closures.

“Like many people this year, I have struggled personally and financially as a result of losing work when the travel industry was hit by travel restrictions,” said Max Ford, newly employed consultant at the IntoWork National Contact centre. “I’m very grateful to now have a job where I can assist others to overcome their struggle and obtain meaningful employment.”

Mr Bottern said the centre would play an important role in assisting South Australian businesses by supporting thousands of skilled workers.

The centre will be opened by the Hon. David Pisoni MP, Minister for Innovation and Skills in South Australia. Minister Pisoni said “the decision by IntoWork Australia to establish the state-of-the-art employment and training contact centre in Adelaide dovetails perfectly with the State Government’s $280 million investment in making South Australia a centre of excellence in skills development.”

“With the South Australia economy roaring back to life and the Marshall Government leading the nation in supporting opportunities for apprentices and trainees, IntoWork Australia’s investment in the new facility comes at the perfect time.”

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Media Contact: Kevin Lillie, Marketing Manager, IntoWork Australia, 0435 434 132 or kevin.lillie@intowork.com.au