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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…

Engineering Students Winning At Calder Park

Some of the brightest students from all over the world are competing for engineering glory at the Formula SAE-A 2017 event at Calder Park. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited the competition this morning where he met students from Japan, India, Pakistan and..

More Than 280,000 Jobs And Counting

More than 280,000 jobs have been created in Victoria since the Andrews Labor Government came to office three years ago. Revised Labour Force data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms Victoria has created 284,000 new jobs since November 2014 – the..

When Innovative Design Becomes Child’s Play

Unique exercise equipment that makes child’s play out of a serious gym workout has taken out the top prize in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the awards today, which showcase the best in Victorian design across..

More Support To Put Companies Into Top Gear

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local companies impacted by the closure of automotive manufacturing transform the way they do business and open up new opportunities. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton to announce $662,000 worth of..

Melbourne’s Bigger Trains Creating Jobs Boom

The home of Melbourne’s high capacity trains is taking shape, with the first locally sourced steel structures now in place. The Pakenham East site, which is almost as large as 60 MCGs, will eventually house maintenance facilities for the fleet of new trains, a stabling..

Digital Tech Jobs Boost For Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more innovative tech businesses establish themselves in Victoria, with Elenium Automation officially opening its global headquarters in Tullamarine. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Elenium’s new offices and celebrated an investment that will create 25 new..

Victorian Social Enterprises Lead The Way

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind Victoria’s nation-leading social enterprise sector to grow jobs, support vulnerable Victorians and open up new procurement opportunities. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the head office of The Big Issue to learn about their Christmas..