Topic: Jobs

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

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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Young Trainees Eye Careers In Booming Community Sector

The first of 200 new trainees have taken the initial steps toward careers in community centres, neighbourhood houses, disability services and community health clinics as participants of the Jobs Victoria Community Traineeship Pilot Program. This best-practice program aims to address two key issues; pockets of high youth unemployment around the state and the future workforce […]

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Detection Technology A Winner At Home And Abroad

Victorian technology used on the frontline in the fight against terror around the world is creating jobs at home, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Port Melbourne company GreyScan is working towards contracts with international security agencies including in the United States and across the globe as it grows both its world-leading reputation […]

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New Business Growth Fund To Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a $250 million Victorian Business Growth Fund for small and medium enterprises to help them access capital and create jobs to grow the Victorian economy. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a $50 million contribution towards the Fund, which will be developed with leading industry superannuation groups First State Super […]

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Entries Call For Victoria’s Top Science Awards

Applications for two of the state’s most prestigious science and innovation awards – the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships – open today. The Victoria Prize and Victoria Fellowships celebrate our top scientists as well as early-career researchers and provide real support for their important work. The coveted Victoria Prize for […]

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Boosting Jobs And Growing The Economy For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is building the job-creating infrastructure Victoria needs and making sure all Victorians share in the benefits of our growing economy, as we continue to invest in key employment programs to keep momentum going. More than 455,000 jobs have been created since the Labor Government came to office, with one in every […]

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Connecting Morwell With High-Speed Broadband

Morwell businesses and residents will get access to high-speed broadband up to 10 times faster than currently available as part the Andrews Labor Government’s push to improve digital connectivity across regional Victoria. The $1.1 million grant awarded to Spirit Telecom will provide a high-speed, fixed-wireless broadband service covering Morwell, including the CBD, Tech School & […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Unemployment In Victorian Regions At All-Time Low

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest mark on record and at just 4.2 per cent, remains the lowest of all the states. Regional unemployment fell by 0.2 points in the three months to April, and has plunged 2.4 percentage points since the Andrews Labor Government came to office in November 2014. Unemployment […]

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Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business