Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (12:50): My question is for the Minister for Employment in the other place.

Will the minister please provide me with an update on how Jobs Victoria programs are supporting my local jobseekers to find employment and supporting local businesses to fill roles in the Ballarat community?

A number of local organisations have already benefited from Jobs Victoria initiatives, including the Ballarat art gallery, McCallum Disability Services and the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council. The Ballarat community welcome the minister’s recent Jobs Victoria announcement of additional training for hospitality workers, which will help meet their urgent workforce demands.

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Kelly-Louise Austin, who is a Jobs Victoria mentor at AMES Australia. Kelly-Louise supports people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to find work in Ballarat. It was wonderful to hear of the success stories and the difference that this program is making.

I look forward to hearing from the minister and her providing me more details on how Jobs Victoria is supporting my community.

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