Breakfast job forum
Blacktown Council will host a breakfast forum for businesses tomorrow (November 27) in support of the Work Inspiration campaign.
It's an initiative led by The Smith Family, Foundation for Young Australians and the National Australia Bank to address the mismatch between the work experience school students undertake versus the skill-set employers want.
The council is hosting the forum to encourage businesses to become involved.
It will showcase initiatives being carried out by BREED and the Beacon Foundation.
"There is continued debate on the need to grow jobs in western Sydney. And just as important is ensuring our community can fill future job demands," mayor Len Robinson said.
Agent raises $20,000
The Starr Partners franchise network raised $20,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) by donating a percentage of all sales commissions from new properties listed during October.
Agents at the St Marys, Erskine Park and Penrith franchises did their bit for the cause.
"NBCF would like to thank all those involved in the initiative throughout October," community fund-raising co-ordinator Kate Brett said.
"When NBCF was founded in 1994, 30 per cent of women diagnosed lost their battle. In less than 20 years, through research, this number has halved. Funds go towards helping the women affected by breast cancer and their families."