Topic: Jobs

Taskforce To Help Shape Victoria’s Innovation Agenda

The Andrews Labor Government is bolstering Victoria’s position as a leading destination for tech and innovation by bringing together startups, universities, businesses and the investment community to form an innovation taskforce. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced membership of the taskforce, which will work to support the rollout of the Labor […]

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Helping Hand For International Students

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the international student community affected by the coronavirus outbreak with care packages being provided through the Study Melbourne centre and online counselling. Volunteers from the international student community gathered at the Study Melbourne Student Centre in Hardware Lane today to fill care packages with grocery vouchers, support service information […]

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Growing Careers For Those With A Disability At Yarra View

Hundreds of workers with a disability are being given employment opportunities through the Andrews Labor Government’s Social Procurement Framework. The framework is using the Labor Government’s buying power to ensure that organisations tendering for government work include positive social, economic and environmental outcomes, such as jobs for disability jobseekers. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade […]

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Regional Victoria Leads Jobs Growth

Regional Victoria leads the states in jobs growth and has the lowest unemployment rate, despite a softening national economy The Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirmed 20,000 people found work regional Victoria in the three months to November, including 8,400 new jobs in Ballarat, 4,300 in Geelong and 2,600 new jobs in Hume. Regional Victoria’s […]

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World Class: Victoria Honours Top International Students

Victoria’s international students have been celebrated at the 2019 Victorian International Education Awards. Now in their seventh year, the awards acknowledge students who have excelled in their studies and their contributions to the broader community. The awards, including the Premier’s Award for International Student of the Year, highlight the diversity of the sector with categories […]

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New Round Of Voucher Program Open For Business

Victorian businesses will have access to new opportunities to develop and grow with the opening of applications for the fourth round of the popular Boost Your Business Voucher Program. The Andrews Labor Government is calling on eligible small and medium enterprises to apply for up to $50,000 through the voucher program. Eligible streams include Advanced […]

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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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