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Council seeks hundreds of workers under State initiative

Council seeks hundreds of workers under State initiative

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The City of Whittlesea has partnered with the State Government on its $500M Working for Victoria (WFV) initiative to connect people to jobs.

Council has registered around 260 jobs, open to anyone who has lost their job because of COVID-19 impacts. This includes people who have been stood down by their employer.

People registered on the Working For Victoria database can be matched to suitable jobs.

The City of Whittlesea is looking for roles such as outdoor workers, cleaners, social workers, counsellors, digital technicians, delivered meals drivers and more. These roles will be based at Council or within a partner community organisation.

Administrator Lydia Wilson said Council was proud to support the State Government’s Working For Victoria initiative, which could see thousands of Victorians back at work sooner.

“It is pleasing to see this initiative come to life, and I would like to thank the State Government for partnering with us to help people return to work as quickly as possible in these challenging times,” she said.

“COVID-19 has affected many people and businesses in our community and it is going to take some time to recover from the hardship it has caused.

“The roles we have created will complement our existing workforce and support our community partner organisations.

“Working For Victoria has multiple benefits - connecting people with jobs, helping our organisation respond to the pandemic, and supporting many community organisations that have been overwhelmed by people experiencing hardship.

“When put together, these benefits all mean one thing – a brighter future for the community living and working in the City of Whittlesea.”

View the State Government Media Release

Find out more and register at Working For Victoria

Find out what roles we have available