Long-term jobseekers in Mildura are being supported by the State Government to find meaningful employment opportunities in some of the town’s leading businesses.
From medical clinics to chocolate companies, the ‘Real Jobs, Real People’ program is being managed by the Mildura Rural City Council to help 75 people into sustainable jobs across the north-west of Victoria.
Tristar Medical Group, who employs more than 500 staff nationwide in a variety of roles including nursing, medical records and administration, cleaning and warehousing, has employed two young people through the program.
The State Government provides the Mildura Council with $1.2 million for the program, which has 169 registered participants and has so far placed 47 people in work.
Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said: “Having a job brings a sense of meaning and dignity to someone’s life – but we know not every Victorian travels the same path to get work.
“I want to congratulate Mildura Rural City Council, Tristar Medical and the Mildura Chocolate Company for their efforts in employing people who face barriers to work.
“You are changing lives,” he said.
The Mildura Chocolate Company – a not-for-profit social enterprise which employs adults with a disability or experiencing disadvantage is also part of the program.
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