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Nobody Denim Tailoring Jobs For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and boosting the economy through its $90 million Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll toured the Nobody Denim factory in Fitzroy and met with two Jobs Victoria participants working as jean grinders at the renowned clothing manufacturer. Christopher and Hay Ta Gey are refugees […]

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Victoria Ideal Home For New Space Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to make Victoria the home of the new Australian Space Agency – to grow Victoria’s thriving space industry, create jobs and boost the state’s economy. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined Victorian Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples and Associate Professor Alan Duffy at […]

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Applications Open For Next Round Of Boost Your Business

More Victorian businesses will be able to access vital support to create jobs and enhance growth with applications for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s successful Boost Your Business vouchers now open. The first round attracted significant interest and provided funding of more than $3 million to support over 100 businesses across Victoria. […]

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Victorian Manufacturing Powering Along

Victoria’s manufacturing industry has continued its record-breaking growth – thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index, released today, shows Victoria’s manufacturing industry has grown for a 16th consecutive month – the longest run of growth since 2001. The growth in manufacturing is underpinned by the Labor […]

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Latrobe Valley Workers To Help Build Local Innovation Hub

Local businesses and workers will play a critical role in the development of an education and innovation hub in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced that the $17 million Gippsland Hi-Tech Precinct will have a local content requirement of 91 per cent and will maximise the use of local […]

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Victoria’s Future Industries Creating Jobs Today

More than 162,000 jobs have been created in the Andrews Labor Government’s future industries priority sectors – delivering an $11 billion boost to Victoria’s economy since November 2014. New figures show jobs in the Food & Fibre, Medical Technologies & Pharmaceuticals, Transport & Construction Technologies & Professional Services make up around half of all jobs […]

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Women Shine At Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards

Three accomplished women have taken centre stage at this year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the inaugural Woman Manufacturer of the Year award to Vanessa Kearney from Viva Energy and Jill Walsh from Actco Pickering Metal Industries at the awards tonight. The Young Manufacturer of the […]

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Painting A Bright Future For Manufacturing In Victoria

The biggest paint factory in Australia and New Zealand has today opened in Victoria – thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Yuroke Ros Spence to officially open DuluxGroup’s $165 million paint factory in Merrifield, which has created more than 60 new jobs. The […]

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Manufacturing Champions To Take Centre Stage

Victoria’s manufacturing businesses and individuals will vie for leading industry awards next week. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the finalists for the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards, which recognise the excellence of Victorian companies across the manufacturing industry. This year’s event will feature a new Woman Manufacturer of the Year […]

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Kicking Down Barriers To Employment

The Andrews Labor Government is breaking down barriers and getting more people into work, including young Victorians, thanks to the $90 million Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined North Melbourne Football Club’s Majak Daw and Emma Kearney at The Huddle today to announce a $1.15 million boost to help disengaged […]

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