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Jobs Boost Puts People First In The South East

01 December 2016

A family-owned manufacturer in Melbourne’s South East will create 12 full-time jobs, increase its production and reach global markets thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government which puts people first.

Visiting Kez’s Kitchen in Noble Park, Premier and Member for Mulgrave Daniel Andrews announced a $300,000 boost for the company to invest $1.5 million in new equipment to boost jobs and increase productivity.

The investment will help the company increase its production of premium biscuits, cereals and snack bars, reduce waste and grow its business internationally.

As a result, the company will take on 12 new full-time workers and up-skill their existing team.

Kez’s Kitchen is a family-owned company producing a range of premium biscuits, cereals and snack bars. It began in 1991 with Ms Kez Ludski and her mother baking biscuits in the family home and selling them to local cafés and is today owned and run by Michael Carp, Managing Director and Kez’s brother.

It now operates out of a 45,000 square foot bakery in Noble Park and employs more than 100 people.

The grant builds on 15 projects already underway that are putting people first by supporting Victorian based manufacturers that are expected to create 100 full time jobs.

Victoria has a long and proud history of manufacturing. The Labor Government is working hard to create jobs and support our high growth industries to help transition our economy towards an advanced manufacturing state.

Companies can apply for grants of up to $500,000 under the Manufacturing Program to invest in new technologies and processes that will create jobs and increase productivity.

More information is available at www.business.vic.gov.au/fimpExternal Link or by calling 13 22 15.

Quotes attributable to Premier of Victoria and Member for Mulgrave Daniel Andrews

“We’re putting people first by giving local businesses like Kez’s Kitchen the support they need to create new jobs and grow the economy.”

“We’re investing in the south east to help businesses diversify into new markets, to help workers transition into new jobs and to help our local communities survive and grow.”

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