The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s largest businesses to break down barriers to employment and ensure no Victorian jobseeker gets left behind.
Speaking at the Victorian Jobs Partnership today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced JobsBank – a Victorian-first initiative that will provide a dedicated jobs pipeline for Victoria’s most disadvantaged jobseekers.
Through the initiative, businesses will pledge roles in their organisation for those who typically find it hardest to get work, including family violence survivors, disengaged youth and those living with a disability.
Jobs Victoria providers such as welfare, community and employment placement organisations will use this bank of jobs to place their clients into meaningful work.
Tailored mentoring, training and development services will be available to help these jobseekers become job-ready, as will extra support for things like travel expenses, childcare and clothing.
A number of organisations including Bombardier, AGL and Linfox have already pledged roles, and the Premier today called on more of the state’s largest employers to help reach a target of 500 positions through JobsBank.
These roles will add to the more than 1,600 disadvantaged Victorians who have already found work through Jobs Victoria since the program was launched 10 months ago.
The Labor Government has invested $63 million in Jobs Victoria to put 5,000 Victorian jobseekers into meaningful and sustainable work over four years.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“JobsBank is about putting people first so that every Victorian can benefit from our jobs boom.”
“We don’t want anyone left behind – that’s why we’re bringing together business, government and the community to create work for those who need it most.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan
“The JobsBank will create a pipeline of opportunities for long-term jobseekers – giving them the skills, experience and confidence they need to get work and keep it.”
“Victoria leads the nation in jobs growth, but there’s always more we can do to create and protect local jobs.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020