The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) will join the drive to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find long term jobs under the Andrews Labor Government’s new $53 million Jobs Victoria program.
The BSL will join the Jobs Victoria Employment Network to find ongoing employment for more than 150 disadvantaged Victorians across Melbourne’s north and south east.
Through the Jobs Victoria Employment Network, the Labor Government is helping disadvantaged jobseekers who face multiple barriers to employment and who have fallen through the cracks of the federal system.
The BSL will operate two services under the program and will partner with community health organisations, TAFE and local councils to help long term unemployed people including mature aged jobseekers, young people, people with disabilities, Aboriginal jobseekers and refugees.
The BSL will work closely with local employers to understand their needs and will provide ongoing support to jobseekers once they are placed into employment.
Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan visited the BSL’s Work and Learning Centre in Fitzroy yesterday to make the announcement.
More information on Jobs Victoria and how to access its services is available at jobs.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to partner with the Brotherhood of St Laurence as we work together to help disadvantaged Victorians find meaningful work and keep it.”
“Our $53 million Jobs Victoria program is the biggest service ever launched in this state to help people who face multiple barriers to work find lasting employment.”
“Finding meaningful work can transform people’s lives, giving them purpose and dignity, and we’re working hard to make sure all Victorians can share in the benefits of our strong economy.”