Council Employs 38 Staff Through Working For Victoria Program
Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 17:45
Mansfield Shire Council has employed 38 staff through the funded State Government’s Working for Victoria program, 33 of which are Mansfield Shire residents.
Council began welcoming employees as part of the program in June this year, with a range of full time and part time positions being offered for a fixed term period.
Mansfield Shire Council CEO, Kaylene Conrick, is pleased with how the program has been rolled out.
“The opportunities provided through the Working for Victoria program have been invaluable. Almost all of the staff we have hired found their employment impacted in some way due to COVID-19, so it’s wonderful to be able to provide jobs.”
The program provides locals with short term employment, and has also proven to have a positive impact on the wider community.
“There are many benefits to the program, not only to the individuals, but also the local economy and businesses. It has also helped keep local people in our community and employed, which has been crucial during the pandemic.”
Council is currently seeking applicants to fill the final two Working for Victoria positions, Community Recovery Project Officer and Community Engagement Officer.
“We are looking for people with extensive local knowledge who have experience in building productive community relationships, and who understand the importance of stakeholder engagement and effective communication.
These are two critical roles that will play a huge part in helping our communities rebuild following such a challenging year.” Ms Conrick said.