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Young Trainees Eye Careers In Booming Community Sector

The first of 200 new trainees have taken the initial steps toward careers in community centres, neighbourhood houses, disability services and community health clinics as participants of the Jobs Victoria Community Traineeship Pilot Program. This best-practice program aims to address two key issues; pockets of high youth unemployment around the state and the future workforce […]

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Detection Technology A Winner At Home And Abroad

Victorian technology used on the frontline in the fight against terror around the world is creating jobs at home, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Port Melbourne company GreyScan is working towards contracts with international security agencies including in the United States and across the globe as it grows both its world-leading reputation […]

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Entries Call For Victoria’s Top Science Awards

Applications for two of the state’s most prestigious science and innovation awards – the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships – open today. The Victoria Prize and Victoria Fellowships celebrate our top scientists as well as early-career researchers and provide real support for their important work. The coveted Victoria Prize for […]

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Bringing The Best Of The Melbourne Cup To Shanghai

The Andrews Labor Government has brought the fashion, fun and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival to China by showcasing some of the best Victorian spring racing fashion and millinery in Shanghai today. The prized Melbourne Cup was also on display in China, giving local racing fans a taste of Australia’s race that stops the […]

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Scoring Points In China For Victoria’s Sports Sector

Victorian NBL and AFL teams will be on show in China this week headlining a major trade mission led by the Andrews Labor Government to promote the state’s sporting capabilities. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula is leading the week-long mission, which is taking more than 20 delegates from 16 companies and organisations, […]

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Boosting Jobs And Growing The Economy For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is building the job-creating infrastructure Victoria needs and making sure all Victorians share in the benefits of our growing economy, as we continue to invest in key employment programs to keep momentum going. More than 455,000 jobs have been created since the Labor Government came to office, with one in every […]

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Connecting Morwell With High-Speed Broadband

Morwell businesses and residents will get access to high-speed broadband up to 10 times faster than currently available as part the Andrews Labor Government’s push to improve digital connectivity across regional Victoria. The $1.1 million grant awarded to Spirit Telecom will provide a high-speed, fixed-wireless broadband service covering Morwell, including the CBD, Tech School & […]

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Unemployment In Victorian Regions At All-Time Low

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest mark on record and at just 4.2 per cent, remains the lowest of all the states. Regional unemployment fell by 0.2 points in the three months to April, and has plunged 2.4 percentage points since the Andrews Labor Government came to office in November 2014. Unemployment […]

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Student Innovators Bring New Ideas To Small Businesses

Victoria’s best and brightest university student innovators have teamed with industry experts and small businesses to solve the next generation of business challenges. The small teams of students and businesses and industry leaders collaborated to find new ways to grow, attract talent and cut costs for the last of five Innovation Games days held by […]

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Manufacturers On Show At Hall Of Fame Awards

Victorian  innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial businesses and individuals driving the manufacturing industry now and into the future have won big at last night’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula congratulated the winners and finalists for their work in continuing to take Victorian businesses to the next level. […]

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