Topic: Jobs

Wind Turbines Bring Manufacturing Jobs To Geelong

Wind power is creating new manufacturing jobs in Geelong with wind turbine components set to be assembled at the former Ford Motor manufacturing site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site today to announce that international company Vestas has partnered with local Victorian contractor Marand to build wind turbines for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Hamer Scholarships Open The Door To Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up new career and business opportunities for Victorians with the opening of the latest round of the Hamer Scholarships. Victorian professionals over the age of twenty-one are invited to apply for scholarships under the program which is designed to build language skills, business and cultural understanding and forge connections […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

New Advocate For Victoria’s Defence Industry

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed renowned industry and government defence expert John O’Callaghan as a new Defence Industry Advocate to showcase Victoria’s defence capabilities across Australia and overseas. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula welcomed the appointment of Mr O’Callaghan who is taking the reins from Victoria’s first ever Defence Industry Advocate, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Nominations Open For Manufacturing Hall Of Fame

Outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry are encouraged to nominate for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula has opened nominations for the awards, which will highlight the importance and strength of the local industry and the bright future of manufacturing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

New CEO For Development Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Angela Skandarajah as the new Chief Executive Officer of Development Victoria. Development Victoria is an important partner in the Labor Government’s infrastructure program, delivering projects that create cultural and recreational facilities, and bring key urban and regional precincts to life. Ms Skandarajah brings a wealth of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Priority Precincts

Regional Victoria’s Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

Regional Victoria is boasting its lowest unemployment rate since records began at just 4.3 per cent, new ABS data shows. The data reveals regional Victoria’s unemployment rate is also lower than all other states in the nation – dropping 0.3 percentage points in the December quarter. The national average regional unemployment rate is sitting at […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Victoria’s Booming Economy Leads The Way

Surging job numbers, a thriving construction industry and buoyant retail trade have underpinned Victoria’s number one spot in CommSec’s State of the States report. The latest quarterly report shows the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark infrastructure spend has bolstered job numbers and construction levels, while delivering the roads, rail, hospitals and schools our growing state needs. […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Victoria’s Jobless Rate The Lowest In More Than 10 Years

Victoria is leading the nation with our unemployment rate the lowest in more than 10 years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today. The latest ABS data shows Victoria’s unemployment rate in December 2018 is the lowest since August 2008 at just 4.2 per cent – the equal lowest rate on record for Victoria […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Victorian Industry Takes Centre Stage At 2019 Airshow

The 2019 Australian International Airshow is ready for take-off, with a line up of the world’s best aircraft and displays of Victoria’s world class expertise in aerospace and defence. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Marand to meet workers manufacturing critical components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which will take […]

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Jobs Boost As Regional Unemployment Hits Record Low

Employment in Victoria’s regions continues to boom with the regional unemployment rate falling even further in the three months to November, to just 4.4 per cent – the equal lowest rate on record. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is now the lowest in the nation – […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer