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Trainees To Upgrade The Hurstbridge Line Sooner

  More than 60 trainees, apprentices and cadets are helping to remove two dangerous level crossings, build a brand new Rosanna station and duplicate a vital section of the Hurstbridge line six months ahead of schedule. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member..

Taste Of Sweet Success At The Confectionery House

  Thomastown chocolate and honeycomb producer The Confectionery House is creating jobs and expanding its production of sweets thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny visited the company to announce a grant from..

Serving Up New Jobs At Chef’s Pantry

Braeside food manufacturer and distributor Chef’s Pantry is ramping up production and hiring 12 new staff, thanks to a grant from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula toured the business today and announced a..

Carving Out New Jobs In Precision Engineering

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Heidelberg West manufacturer Kewder Engineering improve productivity, drive sales and create new jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines visited Kewder Engineering today to announce a $195,000 grant from the Future Industries..

Victoria Lands Second International Airport

Victoria will be home to a second, curfew free international Airport – creating more than 200 jobs, growing our international exports and boosting the visitor economy thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Minister for Tourism..

Victorian Manufacturing Powering Ahead

Victorian manufacturing continues to grow – supporting jobs, exports and economic growth across the state. The Australian Industry Group’s monthly Performance of Manufacturing Index shows that Victoria’s manufacturing index has grown for 12 consecutive months, the longest run of expansion since 2003. The growth comes..

Creating Jobs For Long-Term Jobseekers In Geelong

Jobseekers in Geelong, including former Ford workers, are being given new opportunities to find work thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre today to meet two locals who..

Helping Regional Businesses Grow And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian businesses to grow and create hundreds of new jobs. Applications for funding under the new Boost Your Business vouchers have now opened, which will help businesses, including those in regional Victoria, develop new products and improve business processes..

Women To Shine At Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards

Outstanding manufacturing businesses and individuals leading the way in the sector are urged to nominate for the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the opening of nominations during a visit to Carbon Revolution in Geelong,..

Apprentices Motoring Along On Chandler Highway

The Andrews Labor Government has created close to 3,500 opportunities for apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets to get valuable on-the-job training on Victoria’s biggest infrastructure projects. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today toured the $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade which is employing young..

Creating Jobs For Flemington Housing Estate Tenants

The Andrews Labor Government is helping public housing tenants in Flemington find a job and start their own business. Thanks to $650,000 in funding from the Labor Government, 150 residents will be placed in sustainable jobs and 50 students will undertake school-based traineeships with Victoria..

Fonterra Expansion A Win For Jobs And Manufacturing

The world’s largest exporter of dairy products, Fonterra, has shown its confidence in doing business in regional Victoria with a $165 million investment in manufacturing plant upgrades announced today. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll said the investment included $125 million to double the..

Serving Up Job Opportunities For Young Victorians

Thousands of Victorian jobseekers are getting work and gaining valuable life skills thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Burgerlove in South Melbourne today to meet Jobs Victoria participants who found work at the..

Giving Young Victorians A Fresh Start On Rail Projects

Disadvantaged young people are seizing new opportunities to work on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive pipeline of major transport projects. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke to meet young trainees from the Heron Mentoring Project, working on..

Bertocchi Expansion To Create More Than 700 Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi’s Thomastown factory today to announce support for its $46.7 million expansion to increase sales..

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..

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..

Bringing Joy To Victorian Children This Christmas

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian children’s charity The Smith Family to give kids across Victoria a memorable Christmas. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined students and staff at Sacred Heart School in Fitzroy to launch The Smith Family’s 2017 Christmas Appeal…