The Andrews Labor Government will provide $1.3 million to the Brotherhood of St Laurence to support jobseekers across the Moonee Valley region.
Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced that the not-for-profit agency will receive funding through Jobs Victoria to place 80 jobseekers into work. The program will be delivered from the Flemington Community Centre.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence works with more than 110 employers across Melbourne to place long-term jobseekers into ongoing employment.
The Labor Government is extending the Jobs Victoria program by giving an additional $11.6 million to 13 agencies across Victoria, which will place 1200 disadvantaged jobseekers in work.
The $68 million Jobs Victoria program has now placed more than 1700 long-term jobseekers in work which equates to more than 40 jobs a week since the program began 11 months ago.
This is another key milestone in the Labor Government’s drive to place more than 5000 long-term jobseekers into meaningful work across the state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan
“This funding will help the Brotherhood of St Laurence place long-term jobseekers into work and ensure more Victorians share in the state’s economic growth.”
“It will provide work for those who typically find it hardest to get work – which is great for our economy and great for Victoria.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Essendon Danny Pearson
“This new funding will give 80 Victorians the chance they need to get their foot in the door and experience the benefits of a meaningful job.”
“The Brotherhood of St Laurence is doing fantastic work that is enhancing the lives of those who face barriers to finding work, but also the lives of their families and the broader community.”