Locals who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic will have the chance to fill new positions that provide significant community benefits through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that the Gannawarra Shire Council is one of 16 new councils to sign up to the Andrews Government initiative and will offer around 8 jobs.
More than 360 workers across the state will perform new roles in environmental management, upgrading community facilities and infrastructure, community support and outreach, arts programs, economic development and tourism recovery.
The Gannawarra Shire Council will see workers undertake a variety of different tasks, including maintaining and upgrading buildings and public spaces, and boosting the appearance and cleanliness of local parks, gardens and recreation facilities. Other roles in the planning, building and local laws department will support businesses to operate under new arrangements, such as outdoor dining, by providing information and assisting communities to comply with requirements.
Working for Victoria has created more than 11,000 jobs since the fund launched in April. The initiative also provides people with access to training where required to take on new positions.
More than 900 businesses have signed up to find staff through Working for Victoria and more are encouraged to get on board. For more information and to register for employment, go to vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria.
The Working for Victoria initiative has already partnered with 53 councils across Victoria creating more than 5,100 jobs in local communities.
The roles include land and asset management, aged care and community support, hardship relief delivery, crisis co-ordination, road and urban maintenance, small business support, natural reserve maintenance and tree planting.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“This support will deliver crucial jobs in the Gannawarra Shire, helping people who have lost their job due to no fault of their own who in turn will help their fellow community members.”
“We’re backing and supporting people when they need it most and fighting for every local job.”