Fixed-term employment contracts – Beware of the unfair dismissal risk

By Alex Millman and Justine Ansell, NRA Legal Khayam v Navitas English Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 5162 Members will recall that earlier this year the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission foreshadowed that it would re-evaluate how the Commission approached fixed-term contracts in unfair dismissal cases, namely whether a contract ‘expiring’ meant that the […]

New funding for hiring young people


jobactive PaTH starts April 1st Retail is an important industry for young people seeking an entry-level job. Retail is the industry most likely to employ a young person and teach them transferable employability skills.  jobactive PaTH is a new national program being introduced by the Australian Government which is designed to prepare young people and […]

Financial incentives for hiring trainees

Training incentives

Over the last 12 months, the NRA has delivered training to over 200 jobseekers through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, and we are very pleased to report that almost 50% of these people have found employment in retail. To encourage business owners to employ people through the program, the Queensland government is offering some […]

QLD 19 OCT: JobShow Sunshine Coast

This week, on Wednesday 19 October, the JobShow expo will be visiting the Sunshine Coast at Queensland TAFE’s Mooloolaba campus. The JobShow is not a traditional careers expo that provides students with information about career options for jobs at some point in the future. The event provides a unique opportunity for retailers to exhibit their […]

Woolworths gives asylum seeker recruits powerful leg up into the retail industry

Almost 20 new asylum seekers have found new jobs with Woolworths and more than 60 gained valuable work experience, after the Australian supermarket chain connected with a life-changing program from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. One of Woolworths’ newest employees recruited under the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program, Taj, was just 16 when […]

Try before you hire

It’s the time of year when many businesses start their Christmas casual recruitment and the National Retail Association (NRA) would like to offer you a way to “ try” potential employees before you hire them. There is no cost to you and minimal paperwork to complete. There may even be financial incentives for you, if […]

Finding the perfect candidate is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Need to recruit driving or logistics staff? National Retail Association members can try 123jobs for free during December! Whether you’re looking for someone to deliver pizzas, drive a B-Double on the highway or a forklift in your warehouse, 123jobs specialises in all kinds of transport and logistics jobs. 123jobs has over 15,000 qualified candidates registered […]

Message from the CEO: 6th November 2015

It’s just seven weeks until Christmas, and no doubt you are already well and truly gearing up for what I hope will be a very prosperous time of the year. Yesterday, I released to the media the economic forecasts done by the NRA’s in-house research team, looking at the likely outcomes for the pre-Christmas sales […]