Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce


The Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce (INYET) is a collaborative strategy aiming to create an immediate response to rising youth unemployment in Melbourne’s Inner North.

The Inner Northern region has significant pockets of disadvantage and subsequent high levels of youth unemployment for ages 15-24 as keen be seen in this graph below.

Age Group Darebin Moreland Yarra Victoria Australia
15-19 Years 30.40% 28.1% 31.6% 21.50% 19.60%
20-24 Year 19.60% 14.8% 14.60% 12.00% 11.3%
ABS - Oct 2015

In addition, the impending closure of major corporations in 2016-2017 will impact on the broader economy in our region having negative flow on effects on employment opportunities for young people.

To tackle youth unemployment at the local level, we need concerted action from stakeholders across multiple fronts. INLLEN has brokered the establishment of the Youth Employment Taskforce, a group of key leaders that will drive the development of a comprehensive strategy. The Taskforce has 30 cross sector members with representation by local leaders from community, business, local government, schools/educators, TAFE and university.

The developed strategy will identify priority areas of action and guide the coordination of partnership initiatives between education providers, local government, business and industry and community agencies with the aim of improving employment outcomes for young people in our region.

Development of a focused and coordinated regional strategy to improve employment outcomes for young people in Melbourne’s Inner North Local research to identify opportunities and shape the strategy Youth Employment Strategy Taskforce including key local leaders from community, business, education and local government to lead the strategy.

Jobs for Youth Campaign


Coordinated by the Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce, the Jobs for Youth Campaign will include a range of youth-specific events and activities designed to link employers to young job-seekers and empower both to make youth employment a success. The campaign will run from July to October 2016.

2015 Campaign Report


View the highlights and outcomes from last year’s campaign. Click here to download the report (PDF, 8.73 MB)

The Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce Report


The Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce Report was developed to provide an evidence base for a collective response to the growing youth unemployment issue in Melbourne’s inner northern region.

The report includes a literature review and evidence detailing the current climate of youth employment in the region and a recommended strategy to move forward addressing the issues.

The recommended strategy is based on local consultations with young people, employers, school principals and community agencies and the review of research of other local area youth employment strategies.

Download the Inner Northern Youth Employment Strategy Report (PDF, 2.6MB)

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