Since October 2016, Jobs Victoria Partner The Bridge has placed more than 60 long-term unemployed young people into sustainable jobs, including Frankston local Meg Keamy who has thrived in her new position at Burgerlove.
Meg had been unable to secure full-time work for more than 18 months but now works full time at Burgerlove, and has taken on a management position in the Prahran cafe.
The Bridge gave Meg both emotional and skills support, helping her find a solid job where she could forge a career. Burgerlove has worked closely with The Bridge to offer secure employment for Meg and her colleagues, at the same time finding the right people to help grow their business.
In January, Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Burgerlove in South Melbourne to meet Meg and other jobseekers who found work at the business with the help of Jobs Victoria and The Bridge.
Jobs Victoria is delivering successful support services for people who face barriers to employment. Meg is just one of the more than 2700 Victorians Jobs Victoria has placed in work – about 40 jobs a week since the program started.
Jobs Victoria has a goal of placing more than 5000 long-term jobseekers into meaningful work and we are well on our way to achieving that.