Jobs Victoria has announced a new partnership with Fitted for Work, a community organisation that helps women into the workforce.

23 May 2017

On 16th May, Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan announced a $150,000 grant under the Jobs Victoria program for not-for-profit organisation Fitted for Work. The new funding will support a further 400 women into employment.

Fitted for Work is the first Australian organisation dedicated to helping women who face barriers to employment find jobs, and has assisted more than 24,000 women since 2005. The organisation uses presentation workshops and outfitting services to support jobseekers. These range from job interview techniques and presentation support to work clothing, haircuts and hygiene products.

Fitted for Work has assisted more than 24,000 women since 2005.

Michelle Shepherd (L) and Kasey Day (R) at the Fitted for Work announcement this month.

Fitted for Work currently operates two social enterprises:

The Conscious Closet sells recycled contemporary women's fashion offering every woman the chance to be part of the Fitted for Work initiative.

SheWorks provides placement and post-placement services to businesses seeking to attract and retain quality female employees.

The funding announcement was made at a special event on 16th May. 

Watch the Fitted for Work story below:


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The Victorian Government is also supporting the growth of Victoria's nation-leading social enterprise sector with the Social Enterprise Strategy. Find out more about the strategy here.