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Working for Victoria in Golden Plains

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Thursday, 4 June 2020 - 4:00pm
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Golden Plains Shire residents are encouraged to apply for 20 new jobs at Council, funded under the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program.

Council was successful is securing the commitment from the Victorian Government to fully fund 20 additional six-month positions for people who are currently unemployed. These fixed-term jobs are primarily in the outdoor works team with other positions in environmental services, human resources and information technology. The fixed-term jobs are additional positions and will not replace existing employees at Council.

Part of the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the $500 million Working for Victoria program aims to match unemployed people with employers who need staff to get through the pandemic and the recovery phase. In two rounds, the Working for Victoria program has funded more than 3,300 positions across 43 local government areas in Victoria.

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey encouraged local residents to apply for the new positions at Golden Plains Shire Council.

“The significant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far-reaching and we appreciate that it’s a particularly difficult time to be unemployed. To those residents who have lost their jobs recently due to the pandemic or have been without work longer, we encourage you to apply for these new positions.

“We welcome these new employees to join the team at Council, completing additional tasks that will benefit our communities including maintenance of local trails, fire hazard reduction works, road maintenance, tree inspections and maintenance of reserves and waterways. There are also support roles in human resources, information technology and development engineering.

“The Working with Victoria program is a fantastic initiative to connect people looking for work with employment at a local council, where they gain full-time work for six months as well as experience in the local government sector.”

Interested residents are encouraged to apply for the positions by visiting the Working for Victoria website: Any jobseekers who are legally allowed to work in Australia are eligible, including those who have recently lost their jobs or casuals who no longer have shifts.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.