Topic: Jobs

More Jobs And Investment With New Victoria And China Deal

Victorian businesses are one step closer to unlocking the trade and investment opportunities of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, with a historic agreement between Victoria and China signed today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye today finalised a Memorandum of Understanding between Victoria and China on the initiative – making Victoria the […]

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Victoria – A ‘National Engineering Powerhouse’

The Victorian State of Engineering Report has highlighted the immense environmental, social and economic benefits that engineers bring to the state. Led by Victoria’s inaugural Chief Engineer, Dr Collette Burke, the report released today finds that engineering-enabled industries are responsible for more than 600,000 jobs and contribute nearly a quarter of Victoria’s gross state product. […]

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Regional Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest In The Country

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped once again and is now at its the lowest point in seven years – with 8,400 new jobs created in the September quarter. New data released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics shows the regional unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.5 per cent last quarter – […]

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Auto Innovation Lab To Drive Industry And Jobs

Victorian manufacturers will be better equipped to design and make more innovative products for the global automotive market, thanks to the backing of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced $640,000 for a new Automotive Innovation Lab to be based in Victoria. The lab will have the high-tech equipment, […]

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More Investment And Jobs The Target In Western Victoria

Two centuries of gold mining in western Victoria is set to continue, with six companies investing in the search for copper, gold and other metals in the region, bringing jobs and a boost to local communities. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today announced the companies that have successfully progressed through a tender process giving them […]

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Backing Victoria’s Space Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the next generation of space entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions and technology for the space industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced $100,000 for Moonshot – a Victorian-based accelerator focused on helping grow the global space innovation ecosystem. The funding will support a space innovation boot […]

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Creating Jobs And Boosting Manufacturing In Carrum

A manufacturer in Melbourne’s South East has boosted its operations and created new local jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny today visited A Touch of Glass in Carrum Downs to check on the progress of the company’s expansion project. […]

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20,000 New Jobs Drives Unemployment To Seven-Year Low

Nation-leading jobs growth has driven Victoria’s unemployment rate down to 4.5 per cent – the lowest it’s been in more than seven years. More jobs were created in Victoria than anywhere else in the country, with new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing 20,000 new jobs were created in Victoria in the past […]

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Local Jobs Boost For Yan Yean

The Andrews Labor Government is putting local jobs first with the $131 million Yan Yean Road Upgrade Project being delivered by local workers and businesses using local materials. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today met with workers involved in the construction of the upgrade works of Yan Yean Road. The project apply the […]

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New Retail Home In Melbourne Secures 1,500 Jobs

Melbourne’s position as the fashion and retail capital of Australia was reinforced today as Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) officially opened its new Australasian head office in Burnley, securing 1,500 jobs for Victoria. The purpose-built corporate campus houses the headquarters of iconic retailers David Jones and Country Road Group – including Country Road, Mimco, Trenery, Witchery […]

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