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First 100 Disadvantaged Victorians Placed In Jobs

29 November 2016

More than 100 people have found work thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s push to help disadvantaged Victorians get a job and keep it.

Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced the milestone at the Anzac Lodge nursing home in Coburg North with Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn, where disadvantaged Victorians have been placed in jobs caring for the elderly under the program.

Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider VICSEG is partnering with the Anzac Lodge nursing home and other employers in Melbourne’s north and north-west to help migrants, refugees and asylum seekers find ongoing employment.

Employment providers across the state are working closely with local employers to find work for disadvantaged people, who often face multiple barriers to employment and have fallen through the cracks of the federal system.

Jobseekers supported by the program include retrenched automotive workers, youth justice clients, long-term unemployed people, disengaged young people, refugees, single parents, people with disability, public housing tenants and Aboriginal Victorians.

The Labor Government’s $53 million Jobs Victoria employment program, which aims to get more than 4000 disadvantaged Victorians into the workforce, is gathering pace and will continue to connect employees seeking work with employers needing staff.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“Helping disadvantaged Victorians find long-term, meaningful work means we are boosting the skills, confidence and long-term opportunities for people who may have otherwise fallen through the cracks.”

“The Jobs Victoria Employment Network gives people the support they need to hold jobs long-term, I am pleased we have reached the 100-job milestone but we still have work to do.

Quotes attributable to Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn

"I congratulate VICSEG and Anzac Lodge who have set a great example in partnering people with jobs, allowing more people to live a fulfilling life and make a meaningful contribution to society."

"Aged care is a growing industry and it's great to see more people in the northern suburbs who want work with the elderly."

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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