JobsBank is new Jobs Victoria initiative that will provide intensive support to long-term jobseekers with complex needs, and to the businesses who pledge jobs for them.
The Premier and Minister for Employment announced JobsBank on 15 August 2017 and asked leading businesses across Victoria to participate in this new $5 million Jobs Victoria program by each pledging at least five jobs for a minimum period of six months.
Pledging businesses will receive intensive support to help make this work. A dedicated employment broker will match businesses with the right jobseeker, help them develop a culturally safe and supportive working environment, and provide post-placement support.
JobsBank will also provide jobseekers with enhanced, specialist services including intensive case management and a flexible funding pool to support expenses like travel costs, childcare or appropriate clothing and workplace modifications.
Jobseekers participating in this initiative will be drawn from groups in our community most a risk of being left behind. JobsBank will see government and business working together to support these Victorians into work.