March 14, 2018

Delivering Work For More Than 5,000 Long-Term Jobseekers

The Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program has placed 5,200 long-term job seekers into work.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard at Haymes Paint to meet workers that have benefited from the $68 million initiative.

Launched in 2016, Jobs Victoria is breaking down barriers and providing real support to the long-term unemployed, retrenched automotive workers, at-risk young people and those with a disability.

Haymes Paints employ two Jobs Victoria participants, both of whom faced barriers to finding work but were connected with the fourth-generation family company through Jobs Victoria Partner, Qualify.

The two local participants are among thousands of Victorians who have been provided with the tailored support offered by Jobs Victoria and its partners.

For more information, visit jobs.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“Everyone deserves to find work and share in our strong economic growth – that’s why we’re making sure no one is left behind.”

“Our $68 million Jobs Victoria program is proving its worth, with 5,200 long-term jobseekers placed into meaningful work in a range of industries across this state.”

Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight

“Labor Governments will always look after workers and that’s exactly what the Andrews Labor Government is doing here in Ballarat.”

Quote attributable to Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard

“Programs like Jobs Victoria are helping change the lives of local families, setting them up for success now and into the future.”