Are you a business in process of retrenching staff or a worker facing retrenchment? Jobs Victoria can help.
Jobs Victoria is responding to changes in Victoria's economy through various programs designed to help businesses transition within their industries, and workers to retrain and get re-employed after retrenchment.
Jobs Victoria Workers in Transition aims to assist workers and businesses facing retrenchment. The program provides a tailored suite of services based on the needs of workers.
Other initiatives supporting business and workers in transition
With the closure of Hazelwood power station, Jobs Victoria is working with the Latrobe Valley Authority to support workers and their families in the transition.
The Worker Transition Service connects workers and their families to the right services to give them the skills, training, information and personal support they need to take up new employment opportunities, start their own business, move into retirement or adjust to a significant change in life circumstances.
All employees of Hazelwood, including contractors, supply chain employees and their family members, have access to the Worker Transition Service.
Jobs Victoria works as one aspect of a coordinated Victorian Government effort to support ex-automotive workers affected by transition in the industry.
Skills and Jobs Centres are the central coordination point for all information and referrals of automotive workers to Victoria Government support and assistance.
Unemployed workers retrenched from the automotive manufacturing industry are eligible to access Jobs Victoria services. Eligible participants will primarily be workers retrenched from businesses in the auto supply chain and those retrenched workers who lack assistance from their employer or other services.
Skills and Jobs Centres refer ex-automotive workers to Job Victoria for support in finding and keeping new employment.
Local Industry Fund for Transition
The Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) is part of the Victorian Government's Towards Future Industries: Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan, which aims to support workers, communities and businesses affected by the closure of large-scale passenger manufacturing in the state.
LIFT aims to create sustainable jobs and contribute to the economic development of Melbourne's North, West, South-East and the Geelong region. This will be achieved through supporting capital investment by businesses located, or wishing to locate, operations in these areas, to build each region's economic base and create sustainable jobs.