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[Vision: Young man answering telephone. Text title overlay: By partnering with Jobs Victoria, Pan Pacific Melbourne has so far provided hospitality roles to 12 young job-seekers who faced barriers to employment]
Kasey Findlay - Director Human Capital & Development, Pan Pacific Melbourne
[Vision: Kasey speaking with young man]
We host placements for candidates.
We have two or three people each placement period.
They come in and work with us for a few weeks with the view to move into an employment opportunity.
Keegan Neumann - Food & Beverage Attendant, Pan Pacific Melbourne
[Vision: Keegan preparing breakfast buffet]
The first step I did was apply for way too many jobs.
You need experience to get a job to get experience.
[Vision: Keegan preparing food for the breakfast buffet]
If you don’t have that foot in the door you’re not getting anywhere.
[Vision: Keegan speaking]
I was feeling very down on myself and then through a Jobs Victoria program I found I was able to acquire a job here as a breakfast attendant.
[Vision: Young man making coffee]
I’ve become so much happier.
I’m more proactive I feel and I just really enjoy the job, you know, I love getting to know other people who work here.
[Vision: View of breakfast buffet - Kasey speaking]
It makes you feel good when you’re able to hear about how someone’s life’s changed through the employment opportunities that you’re giving them.
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