The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-02-08T00:46:02Z OneShift.com.au Media Release - 6 Feb 2013: Startup jobs site welcomes Bowen's small business lead 2013-02-08T00:46:02Z oneshift-com-au-media-release-6-feb-2013-startup-jobs-site-welcomes-bowen-s-small-business-lead OneShift.com.au Media Release - 6 Feb 2013:  Startup jobs site welcomes Bowen's small business leadThe head of job-matching website OneShift.com.au, Genevieve George, has welcomed incoming Higher Education and Skills Minister Chris Bowen’s adoption of the Federal Government’s Small Business portfolio. "Following the Global Financial Crisis, small business is a key driver to rebuilding the Australian economy, and its ongoing presence in Cabinet is a good sign," Ms George said. Ms George also supported the appointment of Federal Small Business Commissioner Mark Brennan, who started in the post in January. "There is now a truly national voice in government for small business who will work closely with employers, employees and jobseekers across Australia," said Ms George. Ms George, 22, is the entrepreneur behind the startup job-matching site, which has averaged 10,000 jobseeker and employer registrations a month since launching mid-2012. "We’ve seen increased casualisation of the Australian workforce post-GFC, and it’s important that employers and jobseekers can connect as quickly and smoothly as possible," Ms George said. While the unemployment rate has steadied just above five per cent in the past year, there has been a one per cent increase in the number of individuals employed in Australia, mostly in part-time and casual work. "This just shows it’s increasingly important for jobseekers to use innovative ways to find work," said Ms George. "Employers are also making the most of tight budgets as the economy bounces back."Later this month, the Federal Parliament's Corporations Joint Committee will deliver findings from its inquiry into the family business sector, which accounts for most small businesses and two-thirds of all Australian firms.OneShift.com.au is a startup job-matching website that connects jobseekers with employers, based on their location, availability and skills.  Registration is free for both jobseekers and employers, and it is free for employers to advertise jobs.  Employers can connect with up to three potential workers for a small fee.  More than 70,000 jobseekers and employers have signed up at OneShift.com.au since its June 2012 launch.OneShift.com.au02 8235 2300info@OneShift.com.au OneShift.com.au Media Release - 6 Feb 2013: Call for further state government contract staff reform 2013-02-08T00:43:55Z oneshift-com-au-media-release-6-feb-2013-call-for-further-state-government-contract-staff-reform OneShift.com.au — Media Release — 6 Feb 2013Call for further state government contract staff reformStartup jobs site chief, Genevieve George, has called for further improvements to the NSW Government’s temporary staff tendering processes.Ms George, Managing Director of OneShift.com.au, said that while the Government’s contingent workforce pre-qualification scheme is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done.“Public sector managers and human resources teams should be able to connect with jobseekers as quickly and smoothly as possible,” she said.  “Even under the new arrangements, small businesses will struggle to compete with the recruitment giants like Hays and Randstad.  Much more competitive pressure is needed.”The new scheme replaces State Contract C100, a closed panel contract which until 19 April allows for just 16 recruitment firms to fulfil more than 100 state government entities’ vacant non-permanent jobs.“The C100 contract represents an unacceptable bottleneck to matching public sector employers with potential employees. Successive governments allowed themselves to be held to ransom by recruiters,” Ms George said.The Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee is currently inquiring into recent job losses, in state governments around Australia, as well as wages and conditions.Ms George said, “What is needed is a massive shake-up of public sector contract recruitment by removing the inefficient middle men.  The only solution is to allow government agencies to advertise temporary roles without recruiter interference.”Submissions are due to the Senate committee’s state government employment inquiry by 15 February with the committee reporting its findings in June.OneShift.com.au is a startup job-matching website that connects jobseekers with employers, based on their location, availability and skills.  Registration is free for both jobseekers and employers, and it is free for employers to advertise jobs.  Employers can connect with up to three potential workers for a small fee.  More than 70,000 jobseekers and employers have signed up at OneShift.com.au since its June 2012 launch.OneShift.com.auPhone:  02 8235 2300Email:  info@oneshift.com.au