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Published Friday 22 May 2020
Tags:General, Media Release, COVID-19

Register for recovery roles with Working for Victoria

Employment opportunities across Mitchell Shire have been bolstered thanks to the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative which will see a range of recovery roles supported for six months.

Mitchell Shire Council was successful in attracting $3.8 million under the fund that will see 74 full time roles and one part time role across the shire to support business and community recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

The roles cover a variety of positions, skills and experience from cleaning, business support, administration, finance, human resources, project management, outdoor operations, grants writing, training and cultural heritage.

The $500 million Working for Victoria initiative is helping to link people who are looking for work with people looking for staff. This includes people who have lost their jobs, or businesses who need more workers, due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mitchell Shire Council is one of 28 councils across the state hiring workers through Working for Victoria so far, as well as other employers across the public and private sector.

Importantly, people in Mitchell Shire who have been impacted in the workplace from the current pandemic crisis are encouraged to register with Working for Victoria.

Working for Victoria has partnered with Sidekicker to deliver the online platform. Jobseekers can find work and access online training through the platform. Employers can find experienced and screened people ready to work. Find out more and register at Working for Victoria

Please note that all applications for these roles must come through the Working for Victoria website. Council cannot accept applications directly.

Quotes from Acting CEO Mary Agostino

“COVID-19 has had an immense impact on our community. This significant support package through Working for Victoria will create substantial employment opportunities to support council and community-led recovery initiatives,” she said.

“We know businesses and employees have been extremely hard hit by this pandemic. I’d encourage people who are looking for work or looking for workers to use Working for Victoria to explore opportunities and explore options that will open up across our shire.

“We’d like to thank the Victorian Government for investing $3.8 million to provide this support in Mitchell Shire and to help support local jobs and local recovery.”

Comments from Mayor David Lowe

“Our Council is pleased to be partnering with the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria initiative. We are grateful for their support which will provide on the ground services and local jobs as well as fund a number of recovery support positions across our shire,” he said.

“We know the recovery process from COVID-19 will be long. This wonderful initiative means Council can get on with cleaning, training, outdoor works and providing business assistance as well as many other areas of support across our community for the next six months.”

This page was last updated on 12 June 2020.