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Dressing More Victorian Jobseekers For Success

16 October 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure jobseekers in Melbourne’s south-east have the best chance of finding a job – with a vital interview preparation service to expand.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula at its new Frankston store to announce $108,000 to help them support more clients.

Dress for Success already offers its services to women and will now launch a pilot program to expand its free outfitting service, interview preparation and career workshops to 150 men.

The funding will also enable Dress for Success to launch a new computer literacy program, offering older women access to workshops to improve their digital skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Dress for Success is operated by a network of dedicated volunteers and has provided free pre-employment support services for unemployed women for over ten years.

The organisation is one of ten organisations receiving over $2 million in grants under Round Two of the Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund, which supports new and innovative approaches to employment services.

The Innovation Fund is part of the Labor Government’s $90 million Jobs Victoria program which has supported more than 8,500 Victorians into work since 2016.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“We’re backing Dress for Success to expand its services and help more people gain the confidence they need to find a job.”

“We’re making sure every Victorian has the best chance of getting a job – and sometimes, it’s the little things that can make all the difference.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke

“We’re making sure every local in Frankson has the best chance possible of finding a job.”

“Only Labor will continue to deliver for Frankston – making sure locals have access to the services they need to find work.”

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