Topic: Jobs

Propelling Victoria’s Defence Companies Into A New Era

Victorian defence supply chain businesses will have access to funding to help secure contracts and create new jobs under a new initiative announced by the Andrews Labor Government. The $2 million Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program will give businesses across Victoria the best possible opportunity to secure work in defence and national security. In […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

New Grants Target A Gold Rush To Create Jobs

The hunt for gold in northern central Victoria will accelerate minerals exploration and create jobs as companies take advantage of the Andrews Labor Government’s TARGET grants program. The second round of grants will see more than $1.2 million awarded to Victorian companies for five new projects. The $15 million TARGET program encourages explorers to invest […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Nature-Based Tourism Hub Connects Gannawarra Towns

Towns in Gannawarra Shire will benefit from a new tourism hub to be developed in Koondrook thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. When complete, the $1.2 million Nature-Based Tourism Hub will connect iconic natural assets around Koondrook, Cohuna and Kerang, including the Gunbower State Forest, Murray River and Kerang Lakes. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Victorian Jobs Market Continues To Thrive

Victoria continues to lead the nation in jobs growth, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirming the highest monthly growth in job creation among the states. For the month of April, there were 18,600 new jobs created in Victoria, representing nearly half of all new jobs created across the nation. In the year […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

How Sweet It Is: More Jobs For Ex-Auto Workers

Former automotive workers will help manufacture some of Australia’s most iconic confectionery, thanks to investments made by the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting Prydes Confectionery in Broadmeadows today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire announced the company would take on 50 new workers – with 11 positions identified for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Good Cycles Peddle A Wheelie-Good Cause

A Docklands social enterprise which specialises in bicycle retail and repair services is finding sustainable employment for Victorians who face barriers to work. Visiting Good Cycles today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan congratulated the organisation on assisting some of the most vulnerable Victorians. Good Cycles uses the profits from its bicycle shop, maintenance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Victoria’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector Flying High

The Andrews Labor government has helped secure a research and development partnership between Monash University and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) in a deal that will create 50 highly specialised new jobs and exciting opportunities for budding engineers in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the multi-million dollar agreement today during a tour of COMAC’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Helping Women Find The Perfect Fit In The Workplace

A community organisation which supports employment opportunities for disadvantaged women has received a funding boost to help more jobseekers find the perfect fit. Visiting the team at Fitted for Work in Melbourne’s CBD today, Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan announced the not-for-profit organisation had received a $150,000 grant under the Jobs Victoria program. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Concourse Golf Drives Manufacturing Into A New Era

In a major coup for Victorian manufacturing, the world’s most innovative golf buggy will be designed and built right here in Melbourne, creating nearly 200 local jobs. Visiting the team at Concourse Golf in Dandenong today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams congratulated the company on choosing Melbourne […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Apprentices To Shine At 2017 Victorian Training Awards

Apprentices, trainees and teachers will take centre stage at this year’s Victorian Training Awards, recognising their importance to our training and TAFE system. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today officially opened nominations for the awards, which, now in their 63rd year highlight collaboration and innovation in the training system. This year’s awards feature […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills