Topic: Jobs

Boosting Jobs And Manufacturing In Geelong

Three Geelong businesses have been able to transform their operations, buy new equipment, employ extra staff and retain their current workforce thanks to $2.3 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry Ben Carroll today visited Flat Glass Industries Geelong, which, thanks to the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT), has successfully […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported by a strong labour market and growing population, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Almost 320,000 New Victorian Jobs In Three Years

Victoria’s tremendous jobs growth shows no sign of slowing with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming today that nearly 320,000 jobs have been created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. This is the highest employment growth in Australia in both absolute and percentage terms. More than two thirds of the 319,100 jobs, a […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

International Education Now Supporting 58,000 Jobs

Victoria’s world renowned international education sector is growing rapidly and now supports almost 58,000 jobs across Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. The sector is vital to the state’s economy – it accounts for 43 per cent of Victoria’s services exports and generated a record $9.1 billion in export revenue in 2016/17, up from $7.8 billion […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

New Laws To Make Things Fair For Local Labour Hire Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new laws to make things fair for labour hire workers in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and the Acting Minister for Industrial Relations Luke Donnellan announced the Government’s tough new Labour Hire Licensing legislation, which will be introduced into Parliament today. The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 will protect labour […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Keeping Victorian Workers Safe From Lead

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening health and safety regulations to better protect Victorians who work with lead. Minister for Finance Robin Scott will introduce changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 to ensure Victoria’s safety standards for lead work reflect national best practice. Under the changes, blood lead levels at which workers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Third Round Open For New Energy Technology Projects

The Andrews Labor Government today opened the third round of the New Energy Jobs Fund for new energy technology projects to encourage the uptake of renewable energy and reduce emissions. Round three of the New Energy Jobs Fund program will offer a total of up to $3 million, with grants of between $20,000 and $1 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Melbourne Company Flying High On Global Stage

A Montmorency-based aerospace and defence company has been able to win lucrative global contracts and create new local jobs thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment Vicki Ward visited Lovitt Technologies Australia today to meet workers and to see the progress on the company’s $1.5 million capability expansion […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment

West Gate Tunnel Contracts Signed, Construction Starts In Weeks

Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with the Andrews Labor Government today signing contracts to build the vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Builders CPB/John Holland today began moving into a construction compound in Footscray, where they’ll begin work on the northern tunnel portal in January next year. The six-lane […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

More Visitors Good News For Victorian Jobs And Businesses

New data released today shows more overseas visitors are choosing to spend their time and valuable tourism dollars in Victoria – boosting local businesses and creating jobs across Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the latest International Visitor Survey results, which demonstrate how Victoria’s booming tourism industry is paying dividends for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events