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Jobs Victoria Partners work locally to identify the needs of employers and support jobseekers into jobs that meet those needs.

The Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) is the Victorian Government's major activity to help Victorians facing barriers to employment into jobs. Services are delivered by employment specialists who work closely with employers to identify job opportunities and prepare jobseekers for those roles.

These services:

  • focus on Victorian jobseekers who require assistance to gain employment
  • actively engage with employers to identify job opportunities and assist in meeting industry workforce needs
  • offer flexible services designed to meet the needs of jobseekers facing employment barriers and responsive to particular local/regional needs
  • link to community support services to meet the needs of jobseekers facing employment barriers and maximise employment outcomes
  • provide services that address gaps in and complement existing services, including Commonwealth services.

Which priority jobseekers are assisted by the Jobs Victoria Employment Network?

The profile of jobseekers assisted will vary from location to location, depending on population and on existing services, but may include:

  • long-term unemployed people from culturally diverse communities including refugees and asylum seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers
  • mature age jobseekers
  • youth justice clients
  • young people in out-of-home care
  • workers retrenched from the automotive manufacturing and supply chain industries
  • other retrenched workers
  • disengaged young people (aged 15-24 and not engaged in education, training or employment)
  • single parents
  • jobseekers with a disability
  • jobseekers with a mental illness
  • social housing tenants
  • ex-offenders
  • veterans and their families.

How do employers get in touch with Jobs Victoria services?

Employers can search for Jobs Victoria Partners in their area here

How do jobseekers find assistance through Jobs Victoria?

Jobseekers can search for Jobs Victoria Partners in their area here

More information about Jobs Victoria referrals and application forms