Topic: Jobs

Growing New Jobs Through Working For Victoria

Dozens of Victorian jobseekers will be hired to plant 150,000 trees, plants and native grass tube stock across Melbourne through the Victorian Government’s $500 million Working for Victoria fund. The 64 workers will drive the City of Melbourne’s ‘Greening the City’ project, adding colour to the capital and supporting biodiversity. Planting sites under consideration include […]

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Councils Come On Board To Create Jobs, Keep Communities Safe

An army of public hygiene and land maintenance workers employed to help slow the spread of coronavirus has been bolstered in a major push backed by the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund. The Government has struck new agreements with 15 councils across Victoria to support more than 1,000 people into jobs.  More than half […]

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Providing The Skills For Businesses To Emerge Stronger

The Victorian Government is giving businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic free access to top online short courses and training events so they can plan for a stronger future and take advantage of new opportunities. The Government today launched Upskill My Business in partnership with key industry groups and education providers, as part of the […]

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New Angel Groups Provide Lifeline To Early-Stage Startups

More than $10 million in private sector capital is set to be unlocked to help over 40 early-stage Victorian startups reach their economic potential, thanks to funding announced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The $1.16 million investment made by the Government’s startup agency LaunchVic will provide a much-needed boost for many early-stage startups who […]

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Local Jobs Boom In Cleaning And Maintenance Blitz

An army of cleaners and community support workers will join the battle to slow the spread of coronavirus in a new initiative backed by the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund. The $500 million Working for Victoria program is matching people who have lost their job due to the economic impacts of coronavirus with employers […]

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More Support For Much-Loved Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants

The Victorian Government has announced further support to help much loved pubs, clubs and restaurants survive the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rebound strongly on the other side of the crisis. Like many businesses, restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus have hit pubs, clubs and restaurants hard, with many struggling to pay the […]

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Supporting More Victorian Businesses Doing It Tough

The Victorian Government is providing more support for Victorian businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to get to the other side of the crisis. Last month, the Government announced a $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package for the hardest hit businesses and workers who required urgent and immediate support. The package included payroll tax refunds worth […]

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Backing Victorian Industry To Boost Supply Of Ventilators

The Victorian Government is supporting local industry to produce ventilators to help equip our healthcare system as it deals with coronavirus, with a key international licensing agreement secured. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced that with the backing of a $500,000 government grant, local company Grey Innovation is well advanced in […]

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Wheels In Motion For Victorian Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises are receiving a leg up through the Andrews Labor Government’s Boost Your Business voucher program. The fourth round of the voucher program is providing a boost to more than 90 small to medium enterprises, including a number of social enterprises that help to provide opportunities for all Victorians. Leading social enterprise Good Cycles […]

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Saints March Into Marvel In Support Of Chinese Community

Victoria has secured the AFL Round 12 game between St Kilda and Port Adelaide which has been relocated from Shanghai, and will harness the occasion to celebrate the local Chinese community. The match had been scheduled to take place on 31 May, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the St Kilda home […]

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