Council Employs Local Residents Through Working for Victoria Fund
Friday, 26 June, 2020 - 16:00
Two local residents are the first to start jobs with Mansfield Shire Council under the State Government’s Working for Victoria program.
Mansfield Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM, said interviews have been held and more will be held next week for a further four positions. Council currently has nine roles advertised on the platform with more to be added.
“We’re very excited about this program. It gives people who have had their employment impacted by Coronavirus or are long-term unemployed, an opportunity to apply for six month positions. The benefits for the individuals and the local economy are obvious, with flow-on effects for local businesses. It will also help keep local people in our community,” Cr Attley said.
“Roles currently advertised include administrative assistants, outdoor staff, cleaners, community development staff and a graphic designer. We encourage anyone looking for work to register on the platform so that they get advice as we add new jobs,” she said.
Cr Attley said the Victorian government is administering Working for Victoria through the Sidekicker platform.
“Anyone looking for one of our jobs through the program or a job with another Council, must register on Sidekicker. Our team does all the administration of contacting candidates through Sidekicker,” Cr Attley said.
The Victorian government allocated funding to Mansfield Shire Council for up to 33 new full-time equivalent jobs for six months with a grant of $1,647,342. Council will only receive the funding for the roles it fills. The funding includes on-costs and allowances for training and equipment required for the roles.
The Victorian Government has struck agreements with 28 councils to support more than 2,300 people into jobs.