Topic: Jobs

Startups Launch Into Future With New Support

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up support for early-stage and scaling startups thanks to a $1.9 million investment through LaunchVic. The funding will support 12 programs to connect startups from a range of disciplines with investment opportunities. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 were awarded as part of LaunchVic’s Grant Round X and follow-on […]

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D’Orsogna Brings Home Bacon For Jobs In Melbourne’s North

Family-owned smallgoods success story D’Orsogna is getting bigger, creating more than 100 new jobs in Melbourne’s north thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today officially opened D’Orsogna’s new $64 million processing and packaging plant at Merrifield. The company has grown from humble beginnings ­– a […]

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Victorian Smart Ball Set To Bowl Over Cricket World

A cricket ball embedded with a microchip stands to revolutionise cricket – and it is being developed in Victoria by renowned sports equipment innovator Kookaburra. Kookaburra’s SmartBall has been in development with technology partner SportCor for the past two years and was revealed to the cricket world at a special launch in London on Saturday […]

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Massive Tech Events Confirmed For Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a major boost to the state’s thriving tech and innovation ecosystem, announcing one of the biggest tech conferences in Australia is coming back to Melbourne in 2019. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today joined with Australian Computer Society (ACS) chief executive Andrew Johnson to confirm the […]

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Hamer Scholars Boost Victoria’s Asia Connections

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorians ranging from scientists and engineers to start-up founders, technicians and teachers speak the language of success in Asia. A total of 41 Hamer Scholarships were confirmed last night, providing recipients up to $15,000 to undertake months-long intensive language study in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea. Those countries are […]

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International Student Numbers Soar In Victoria

Victoria’s international education sector has set records for enrolments and economic impact, cementing the sector’s status as a multi-billion-dollar export earner. New figures show international students from 170 countries accounted for 281,000 enrolments last year, up 11.4 per cent, supporting almost 79,000 Victorian jobs and generating $11.8 billion in export revenue. Revenue for Victoria has […]

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Happy Feet As New Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Opens

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the future of one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, the iconic Phillip Island Penguin Parade, with a new $58.2 million visitor centre opening today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio to launch the award-winning facility, which replaces the existing centre built […]

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Victoria Takes Pole Position For World Expo 2020

Victoria will showcase its capabilities to the world after it became the first state to sign up to the Australian Pavilion at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. Set to run for six months from October 2020, the Expo is expected to attract 25 million visitors, the majority coming from countries in South Asia, Western […]

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Melbourne Nod For Nissan HQ And Electric Car Centre

Nissan Australia today announced that with support from the Andrews Labor Government, Mulgrave will be the new home for its national headquarters and an electric vehicle technical training centre, securing more than 450 local jobs. The investment decision demonstrates industry confidence in Melbourne’s economy and workforce, as well as Nissan’s long-term commitment to automotive parts […]

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More Than 478,000 Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Victoria’s jobs growth is the highest among the states with more than 478,000 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected in November 2014. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data, 68 per cent of those 478,800 jobs are full time. The data shows that Victoria’s employment grew by 125,200 […]

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