The Jobs Victoria Fund is providing $250 million to assist Victorian businesses to employ at least 10,000 people who are looking for work.

Jobs Victoria supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need.

Jobs Victoria is partnering with industries that need workers on Innovation projects, which support large-scale job creation for people who have been most affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic into work.

If you are a business, or the industry you are part of, is facing workforce challenges, we can connect you with a supported workforce of job-ready, local candidates to suit your business needs and help you access funds to help recruit, train and support eligible employees.

Jobs Victoria has already created partnerships in the disability, caravan manufacturing and warehousing and logistics industry, with projects delivering 100 or more jobs in sectors with workforce demand.

Secure jobs for priority jobseekers

Projects create secure ongoing roles (12 months or more) for jobseekers from at least one of the priority groups outlined below. These groups are being supported because the pandemic has particularly impacted their employment.

  • women aged over 45 years
  • jobseekers who are long-term unemployed (unemployed for six months or more)
  • jobseekers registered with a Jobs Victoria partner
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander people
  • people with a disability
  • people seeking asylum/refugees
  • newly arrived migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • young people aged under 25
  • people over 45 years
  • veterans
  • people previously employed under the Working for Victoria initiative.

If your business or the industry you are part of is interested in opportunities to create jobs at scale contact Jobs Victoria on info@jobs.vic.gov.au. This could include peak bodies, not-for-profits and other organisations who work with a group of employers who need workers.

We will work with you to determine eligibility and provide further detail on the application process.

Case studies of how we help

Jobs Victoria is proud to support Victorians back to work through our innovative job creation projects.

We are pleased to share stories about participants on Jobs Victoria Fund Innovation projects, including our partnerships for the caravan manufacturing industry and disability sector.