Creating Jobs For Long-Term Jobseekers In Geelong

31 January 2018

Jobseekers in Geelong, including former Ford workers, are being given new opportunities to find work thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre today to meet two locals who found work through Jobs Victoria.

Both Steven Cuddy and Tracy Munday found work at Etheridge Cleaning and Maintenance Services, with the help of Jobs Victoria partner, the City of Greater Geelong.

The Labor Government’s $68 million Jobs Victoria employment program is having a huge impact on the lives of Victorians who face barriers to employment.

In the Barwon South West region, 13 Jobs Victoria Partners are delivering tailored employment services with more than 140 placed into employment.

Jobs Victoria Employment Network has placed closed to 3,000 long-term jobseekers in work across Victoria – about 40 jobs a week since the program started.

The Labor Government has a goal of placing more than 5,000 long-term jobseekers into meaningful work and is well on its way to achieving that target.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“Every Victorian should have access to secure work – no matter their circumstances or background and thanks to Jobs Victoria we’re making sure that happens.”

“We’ll always help Victorians find a job so they can make a better life for themselves and their loved ones.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens

“It’s only Labor Governments who look after workers and that’s exactly what the Andrews Labor Government is doing in Geelong.”

“Programs like Jobs Victoria are helping change the lives of so many Geelong families, setting them up for success.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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