Nicole Dwyer Chief Executive of Workskil Australia claims that the departing 1000 workers, who will leave the GM Holden site at Elizabeth in October, will affect the job chances of other local unemployed workers.

She says “Without the work history and experience of the Holden workers, the young and long-term unemployed are at a significant disadvantage in competing for the limited jobs on offer.

Many of these people come from disadvantaged backgrounds and face specific social and economic challenges that are often difficult to overcome.”

There is also the likelihood that other companies and industries will be affected. Any business supplying GM Holden or its workers could be affected. Whilst some may not experience a downturn in trade, those that do may also consider retrenching workers. It’s possible that workers in other manufacturing and service businesses will face redundancy as a result of the changes in GM Holden’s business operations.

Business Owners and HR Managers can contact Outplacement Adelaide to find out about low cost information sessions for businesses preparing for redundancy, starting in March. Run by an Employment Lawyer, an IR Specialist and Outplacement Specialist these sessions will provide much useful information.

Retrenched Workers can seek help from their outplacement provider and/or their job active provider. Workers at risk of redundancy and those who have been made redundant can contact Outplacement Adelaide for details of free help and support commencing in February.

Check out the other sections of the Outplacement Adelaide website to find out more about good practice when it comes to organising redundancy and outplacement services in Adelaide.

If you would like the contact details of someone who can help you with redundancy, outplacement and related legal or practical issues, contact Outplacement Adelaide on 8322 8455 and we will provide details for an experienced Employment Lawyer, Industrial Relations or Outplacement Consultant who can help you.