Topic: Jobs

University Of Melbourne Named Victoria’s Top Exporter

Victoria’s international education sector has won big yet again after the University of Melbourne was named Victorian Exporter of the Year at the 40th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs). The University of Melbourne also took out the International Education and Training award, the GOVEA successes showing how the university has incorporated an international outlook […]

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Strengthening Ties With Latin America Through São Paulo

Victoria’s relationship with Latin America is stronger than ever after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Victoria and Brazil’s largest state and economic powerhouse São Paulo. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced the MoU, the first between an Australian and a Latin American trade and investment agency. The […]

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Building Renewable Energy And Creating Victorian Jobs

Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the former Ford Motors site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) today – the first-time wind turbines have been assembled in Australia for […]

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Pharmaceutical And Medtech Export Growth Soars

Victoria’s medtech and pharmaceutical sector is booming, with new data released today showing that support from the Andrews Labor Government has fuelled exceptional export growth. A report by ACIL Allen Consulting shows that over twenty years between 1999-2017, Government support for the sector has generated $39.6 billion in additional revenue and delivered more than a […]

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Nearly Half A Million Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Nearly half a million jobs have been created in Victoria since the Andrews Labor Government was first elected – with more than 20,000 jobs created in the last month alone. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows 20,300 jobs were created in Victoria in August – more than in any other state in the […]

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Powering Ahead With Jobs Growth Across Sunraysia

The Andrews Labor Government has supported dozens of long-term jobseekers into meaningful employment during the construction of a new solar farm in the state’s North West. The Beon Energy Solutions site at Yatpool, 25 kilometres south of Mildura, is nearing completion and incorporates 350,000 solar panels across 100 hectares, with the capacity to generate power […]

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Victorian Startup Takes Out Top Spot At National iAwards

A Victorian startup specialising in better cancer treatment has won the prestigious Victorian Government Inspiration of the Year Award at the 26th National iAwards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula opened the event, and presented Melbourne-based INWENTECH with the $10,000 Inspiration of the Year Award. INWENTECH won the award for its revolutionary medical […]

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Supermarket Giant Expands Victorian Footprint

Kaufland’s Victorian expansion is gathering steam, with the global supermarket chain receiving approval for a further two stores and proposing at least nine more, which – if approved – could deliver hundreds of extra jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today announced the go-ahead for stores in Coolaroo and Oakleigh South, with the latter […]

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SportsTech Funding Gives Victoria The Winning Edge

Victoria is the nation’s dominant sporting state ­and the Andrews Labor Government is making sure that pre-eminence extends to the burgeoning SportsTech sector. The Labor Government today announced new support to give Victorian sports technology companies a leg up, to help innovators and developers reach their full potential. SportsTech has been identified as a key […]

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Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million State Netball and Hockey Centre (SNHC) redevelopment will provide the platform for a pilot program to increase the number of women working in construction. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula this week inspected progress at the SNHC site and saw first-hand advances being made in addressing the […]

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