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Bertocchi Expansion To Create More Than 700 Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi’s Thomastown factory today to announce support for its $46.7 million expansion to increase sales and revenue and develop export markets. The expansion includes a […]

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Boosting Jobs And Manufacturing In Geelong

Three Geelong businesses have been able to transform their operations, buy new equipment, employ extra staff and retain their current workforce thanks to $2.3 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry Ben Carroll today visited Flat Glass Industries Geelong, which, thanks to the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT), has successfully […]

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Engineering Students Winning At Calder Park

Some of the brightest students from all over the world are competing for engineering glory at the Formula SAE-A 2017 event at Calder Park. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited the competition this morning where he met students from Japan, India, Pakistan and New Zealand, as well as many local students. The annual […]

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Bringing Joy To Victorian Children This Christmas

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian children’s charity The Smith Family to give kids across Victoria a memorable Christmas. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined students and staff at Sacred Heart School in Fitzroy to launch The Smith Family’s 2017 Christmas Appeal. Sacred Heart School has been involved with The Smith Family […]

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When Innovative Design Becomes Child’s Play

Unique exercise equipment that makes child’s play out of a serious gym workout has taken out the top prize in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the awards today, which showcase the best in Victorian design across categories including architectural, product and industrial, communications, digital and service […]

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More Support To Put Companies Into Top Gear

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local companies impacted by the closure of automotive manufacturing transform the way they do business and open up new opportunities. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton to announce $662,000 worth of assistance to 16 businesses under the Automotive Supply Chain Transition […]

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Melbourne’s Bigger Trains Creating Jobs Boom

The home of Melbourne’s high capacity trains is taking shape, with the first locally sourced steel structures now in place. The Pakenham East site, which is almost as large as 60 MCGs, will eventually house maintenance facilities for the fleet of new trains, a stabling yard for 30 trains, and a high-tech driver-training simulator. More […]

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Victorian Social Enterprises Lead The Way

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind Victoria’s nation-leading social enterprise sector to grow jobs, support vulnerable Victorians and open up new procurement opportunities. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the head office of The Big Issue to learn about their Christmas edition and release a new report into social enterprises state-wide. […]

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Giving Victorian Jobseekers A Fair Go

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fair for all Victorian jobseekers by connecting them to the services they need to find meaningful work. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today addressed a Jobs Victoria conference in Melbourne to outline achievements in the first 12 months of the Labor Government’s flagship program. The Government […]

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Daniel’s Donuts Gives Young Jobseekers Some Sweet Relief

The Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program has changed more lives – helping two young jobseekers land meaningful work at a Springvale donut shop. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Daniel’s Donuts to meet two young women who’ve secured jobs as sales assistants thanks to Jobs Victoria and partner organisation The Bridge. […]

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