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Veteran Employment Report - FINAL (Conflict Copy)

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Veteran   employment   report
April 2017
Veterans Across Australia
20,219
WithYouWithMe has launched the first Veteran Employment Report, a snapshot of veteran employment in Australia. The report aims to highlight many of the issues associated with the transition of veterans from the Defence Force.
Transitions 2012-2016
Location of Veterans
New South Wales
Victoria
27.1%
17.2%
Queensland
South Australia
29.1%
7.5%
Western Australia
10.5%
Tasmania
2.9%
Northern Territory
1.4%
Transitions by Department
Average reduction in a veteran's income upon transition
Separation Type - 2015/16
Average years service in the military before transition
Veterans who are medically discharged experience a further 19% income reduction, despite often being equally employable
19%
30%
7.5
WithYouWithMe Insights
Data from WithYouWithMe's program shows:
Served less than 12 years, and are not entitled to the more effective support for long-term service
63%
Of veterans on the WithYouWithMe program took a reduction in income upon transition
96%
Veteran Income
Cost to the Australian economy of veteran underemployment
Underemployment
Unemployment
$130m+
Trouble regions
Many regions with the highest veteran populations also have some of the highest unemployment rates across the country
Townsville
4,000+ veterans
11.6% unemployment rate
Elizabeth
4,000+ veterans
23.9% unemployment rate
5.7%
11.2%
30.2%
8.5%
19%
Unemployment rate when joining WithYouWithMe's program
15.3%
Data from WithYouWithMe's program shows:
Of veterans are Long-term unemployed - being out of work for more than 12 months
3.8%
1 in 3 veterans medically discharged were able to gain employment through WithYouWithMe's program
1/3
WithYouWithMe Insights
About WithYouWithMe
WithYouWithMe key insights
Veteran unemployment and underemployment is costing veterans, and the economy.
1.
Improvements can be made to the transition process to set up veterans for success.
2.
3.
Education of corporate sector on veteran skills is important.
4.
Government funding is adequate, however needs to be retargeted.
5.
A whole of industry approach needs to be taken to secure veterans jobs in suitable locations.
WithYouWithMe is a start-up helping veterans transition from the defence force. The company has worked with hundreds of veterans to help them identify their purpose and establishes clear pathways to new careers. Our program looks at presenting the Veteran Labourforce as highly skilled and competitive individuals and works with industry to help provide a pipeline of veteran talent. WithYouWithMe hopes to improve the mental health of the veteran community and challenge the professional placement model.
1. Department of Veterans Affairs Annual report 2015/16 2. Department of Defence Annual Report 2015/16 3.Younger veterans transitions to civilian occupations: the role of further education, Flinders University 4. Review of the Australian Defence Force Recruitment and Retention Strategy, 2015 5. The consequences of Underemployment for the Underemployed, 2007, Roger Wilkins 6. WithYouWithMe Qualitative Sample (200+ Veterans), March 2017 7. ABS Labour Force, March 2017
Report References