The JAA is set to harness the energy and enthusiasm of young staff in the jewellery industry and guide them through their careers with its revitalised JAA employee membership (jEm) scheme.
The jEm will provide an opportunity for employees working in the jewellery industry to have access to resources to help them establish and grow their careers – whether it’s in design, retail, supply or manufacturing.
“We introduced employee membership a couple of years ago, but at the time we didn’t have the resources to really drive the initiative” said JAA CEO Ian Hadassin (pictured).
“Since its inception in 1931 the JAA has focused on supporting business owners and senior management, however, to ensure we continue to be relevant to industry in the future we need to be relevant to young jewellers now.
“That’s why the JAA Board has committed to putting more resources and energy into developing the youth market by re-introducing the JAA Jewellers Employee Membership category”.
“We have been in discussions with the Jewellers Collective and we’ve listened to their needs. We want to keep the future of our industry strong and we will do everything we can do to this.”
Hadassin said JAA employee membership is free until 31 December 2014.
For more information visit www.jaa.com.au