Archives for February, 2018

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A Flying Start For New Careers In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley locals get the skills and experience they need to kickstart new careers. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing were in Morwell today to meet Worker Transition Service participants who’ve..

Creating New Jobs In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a multimillion dollar aged care facility in Moe – creating new jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited the site of the new Signature Care facility being built in..

Victoria’s Retail Sector Growing

Victoria’s retail sector continues to go from strength to strength with retail trade growing by 4.5 per cent last year – the highest of all states – turning over $79.2 billion and accounting for a quarter of the national retail turnover. Minister for Industry and..

New Board Members Appointed To The Heyfield Mill

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointments of three State directors to the board of Heyfield ASH Holding Pty Ltd, following the purchase of the Heyfield Timber Mill last year. Heyfield ASH Holding is the holding company for Australian Sustainable Hardwoods Pty Ltd and..

Victorian Students To Benefit From $5 Billion Defence Deal

Victorian university students will get hands on experience working on Australia’s largest ever land military vehicle procurement program if BAE Systems Australia secures the $5 billion LAND 400 contract. Acting Minister for Trade and Investment Ben Carroll today joined BAE Systems Australia CEO Gabby Costigan..

New Manufacturing Jobs For Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is helping iconic Australian smallgoods manufacturer D’Orsogna create more than 100 new jobs, including those suitable for former auto workers, through its $61 million expansion in Mickleham. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll turned the first sod at the site..

Getting It Done – Leading The Nation In Job Creation

New data shows more jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014 than anywhere else in the nation. In that time, Victoria’s employment has been boosted by almost 11 per cent, with more than 316,000 people securing jobs since the Andrews Labor Government came..

Creating Food And Fibre Jobs In Melbourne’s North

Melbourne’s North will benefit from a dedicated food group that will create jobs, drive investment and boost exports, thanks to a grant from the Andrews Labor Government. Industry, education and government partnership organisation NORTH Link will use the funding to establish Melbourne’s North Food Group,..

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..