With only 18 weeks left until Christmas, the National Retail Association has announced a partnership with Help Enterprises to place jobseekers from South-East Queensland into work during Christmas.

The National Retail Association (NRA) will act as a matchmaker between retailers offering casual jobs over the busy Christmas trading period and jobseekers who have been vetted by Help for aptitude and skills.

NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that while the jobs will be offered on a casual basis, it is a great opportunity to get a foot in the employment door.

"Christmas is the busiest time of year on the retail calendar, with many businesses looking to upscale their staffing numbers to meet increased demand.

"That is why the NRA has teamed up with Help Enterprises so that we can match new job opportunities with those seeking work.

"All jobseekers who will be referred by the NRA have been thoroughly vetted by Help, so retailers can be assured that they are getting a reliable staff member with the required skill sets.

"Although participants will only be employed on a casual basis, in many cases this will assist jobseekers with getting a much-needed foot in the door to paid employment," she said.

The partnership and casual recruitment campaign will run from now until Christmas.

Help Enterprises is a registered charity and not-for-profit disability service provider. The organisation provides a range of services in the disability sector, including placing jobseekers into work.

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