Category: Minister for Industry and Employment

Helping Disadvantaged Job Seekers Find Work

Ballarat employment providers, businesses and community groups have put their heads together at a networking conference to get thousands of disadvantaged Victorians into work. The conference was part of Jobs Victoria – the state’s biggest-ever employment drive to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find meaningful and sustainable jobs. Jobs Victoria has a network of […]

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The Future Of Social Enterprise: More Jobs, Great Causes

Australia’s first-ever strategy for social enterprises has been unveiled by the Andrews Labor Government to strengthen the sector and create more employment opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today launched the Social Enterprise Strategy while meeting workers at Yarra View Nursery in Mount Evelyn – a wholesale supplier of tens […]

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More Jobs, More Opportunities For Ex-Auto Workers

Hundreds of automotive industry workers are transitioning into new jobs as the Andrews Labor Government gets behind those affected by the closure of car manufacturing in Victoria. Meeting workers at Carrum Downs retailer A Touch of Glass, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny announced $2.7 million in grants […]

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Dutch Logistics Giant Opens New Victorian Supersite

Another global supply chain has chosen Victoria to establish its Australia and New Zealand headquarters with CEVA Logistics officially opening its transport, distribution and logistics hub in Truganina. The $80 million, 166,000 square metre supersite – equivalent to eight MCG playing fields – will employ 250 workers in Melbourne’s west and create around 40 new […]

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Changing Gears: Auto Supply Chains Break New Ground

Businesses affected by the closure of automotive manufacturing in Victoria are identifying new opportunities and creating jobs, thanks to ongoing support from the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting workers at Premcar Pty Ltd in Campbellfield, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced $891,000 in funding to provide 23 automotive supply chain companies with business support […]

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French Agribusiness To Set Up Shop In Victoria

Victoria is set to become home to yet another headquarters with French agricultural company Timac Agro Australia announcing it will establish its Australian base in Caulfield – creating 30 new jobs. With a presence in every continent, Timac Agro is now established in 42 countries worldwide and provides agricultural solutions to 17,250 farmers and breeders […]

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Toyota Marks An End To Its Altona Operations

Toyota Australia has this afternoon announced the closure date for its Altona automotive manufacturing plant, set down for 3 October. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said the pending closure will be difficult for workers – many who’ve spent their entire working lives building vehicles for Australian roads. Our thoughts are with them, their […]

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Recognising Excellence In Victorian Manufacturing

Victoria’s outstanding local businesses and individuals are being urged to nominate for the 2017 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan called for nominations while visiting last year’s Hall of Fame inductee – RFI Technology Solutions in Bayswater – a manufacturer of antenna systems, wireless technology and energy systems. The […]

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Mission Possible For Victoria’s Defence Industry

A new advertising campaign showcasing excellence in Victoria’s defence industry has been unveiled by the Andrews Labor Government to help secure major defence contracts, attract investment and create jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said the Defence Excellence – Mission Possible campaign will boost the visibility of Victoria’s defence industry, and promote its […]

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Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards Nominations Open

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals. This year’s theme is Growing Advanced Manufacturing, which highlights the opportunities for innovation in Victorian manufacturing. Award categories include Young Manufacturer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Company Induction and addition to the […]

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