Topic: Jobs

Helping Social Enterprises Boost Jobs And Training

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s growing social enterprise sector to create jobs and training opportunities for those Victorians who need extra help finding work. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced more than $2 million for Victoria’s social enterprises at the national Social Traders Conference at Abbotsford Convent. The funding includes […]

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Helping Young People In Melbourne’s West Find A Job

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young people in Melbourne’s west find a job and start their own business. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Wyndham Youth Resource Centre to announce $1 million for a new community revitalisation project that will place almost 200 jobseekers into employment. The money will be […]

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Locking In Minimum Pay Rates For Tip Truck Owner Drivers

Tip truck owner-drivers working on new government contracts will receive mandatory minimum pay rates for the first time thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that the mandatory minimum rates would apply to all Victorian Government construction projects where contracts are yet to be awarded, ensuring tip truck drivers get the […]

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Liberals Put Regional Roads Victoria On The Chopping Block

The Liberals and Nationals have revealed plans to cut the regional roads budget, dismantling a new dedicated rural division of VicRoads that will oversee the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in country roads. David Hodgett has thrown the future of Regional Roads Victoria into jeopardy, quoted in today’s Weekly Times saying they will “assess what […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Metro Tunnel Works Ramp Up With More Work And Jobs To Come

Metro Tunnel works in City Square are entering the next phase, with piling to get underway to build the new Town Hall Station up to 35 metres beneath Melbourne’s CBD. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll to inspect the City Square worksite, […]

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Lifting A Lara Defence Company To New Heights

A Lara defence manufacturer is boosting its operations to position itself to supply military countermeasures for the F35-Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Chemring Australia to announce a $1.2 million Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) grant to help the […]

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Expansion Recipe For Success At Geelong Bakery

A family owned bakery in Geelong is expanding its operations and creating new jobs thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Routley’s Bakery in North Geelong to check on the progress of its $2.2 million expansion – made possible through a $187,500 grant from the […]

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Indigenous Trainees Start Work On The West Gate Tunnel

The Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel is giving indigenous trainees a head-start in the construction industry with a new pre-apprenticeship program supporting more Indigenous Australians to enter the industry. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan visited the newest recruits on their first day of work at the West Gate Tunnel’s northern portal site in Footscray. […]

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Helping An Iconic Melbourne Guitar Maker Grow

Australia’s most iconic guitar manufacturer is set to create jobs and boost its business thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Future Industries Manufacturing Program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Maton Guitar factory in Box Hill where some of the world’s finest acoustic and electric guitars are […]

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Metro Tunnel’s Jobs Hub Drives Employment Opportunities

Thousands of Victorian jobs seekers can train and upskill as part of the state’s biggest-ever public transport project thanks to the launch of MetroHub – a one-stop-shop for jobs and training. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the centre on St Kilda Road, near the future Anzac Station, which is providing construction […]

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