Archives for November, 2017

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Giving Victorian Jobseekers A Fair Go

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fair for all Victorian jobseekers by connecting them to the services they need to find meaningful work. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today addressed a Jobs Victoria conference in Melbourne to outline achievements in the first..

Getting It Done: 500 Local Jobs In New Geelong Tech Hub

Melbourne-born tech giant LiveTiles will establish its new global innovation centre and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Geelong, creating 500 jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis today to announce the award-winning company will base its regional operations in Victoria’s largest regional..

Daniel’s Donuts Gives Young Jobseekers Some Sweet Relief

The Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program has changed more lives – helping two young jobseekers land meaningful work at a Springvale donut shop. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Daniel’s Donuts to meet two young women who’ve secured jobs as sales..

Ballarat Looks To The Sky To Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Ballarat jobseekers into meaningful work thanks to Jobs Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today visited the Ballarat Municipal Observatory Museum to meet a young Victorian who has secured work through..

Apprentices Help Build The Education State

The Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented school building program is giving Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets an opportunity to shine. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today visited the new Beaumaris Secondary College site and met the apprentices helping..

Unemployment At 5.7 Per Cent – Biggest Drop In The Nation

Victoria’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.7 per cent – the biggest drop in the nation – and is now the second lowest in Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data released today shows that, over the year to October 2017, Victoria’s full-time employment..

Better Roads And 1,200 New Jobs For Melbourne’s West

Apprentices, trainees and former autoworkers are among those that will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Western Roads Upgrade, which will slash congestion and create more than 1,200 jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Minister for Industry..

More Lives Changed Thanks To Jobs Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more long-term jobseekers into meaningful work through the flagship Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson today visited JC’s American Bar and Grill in Moonee Ponds to celebrate the placement..

Thousands Flock To Melbourne Cup Carnival Parade

Melbourne’s city centre came to a standstill today as thousands of racegoers flocked to see the Melbourne Cup Parade travel down Swanston Street to Federation Square. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula attended the parade to officially welcome interstate and international visitors to the 2017 Melbourne..

Manufacturing On The Road To Success In Dandenong

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind local manufacturing in Dandenong as more and more companies export their products to the world. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams today met workers at bus manufacturer Volgren. The Dandenong-based company..

Mantra Sets Up A Jobs Boom For Melbourne’s North

A multimillion dollar hotel development in Melbourne’s north will create hundreds of local jobs as the Andrews Labor Government gets behind communities affected by the closure of car manufacturing. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events Danielle..

Victorian Manufacturing Continues To Soar

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed new industry figures showing Victorian manufacturing continues to thrive. The Australian Industry Group’s monthly Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) for Victoria rose 2.9 points to 57.6 points in October. Victoria’s PMI has experienced solid expansion over the last nine months and..