Archives for March, 2021

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Startup Funding Pool Deepens With Arrival Of Startmate

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $1.8 million in Startmate, one of Australia’s leading accelerator programs, to continue to strengthen the investor landscape and lift the capability of Victorian startups. More than $580,000 will go to Startmate to deliver a dedicated accelerator program for 30..

Jobs Victoria Boost: Wages Subsidy Fund Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government today opened applications for the Jobs Victoria Fund, a wage subsidy program that supports businesses to hire people whose employment has been most affected by the pandemic. As part of the landmark Jobs Victoria initiative, Victorian small and medium-sized businesses, sole..

Community Hub Open For All In Robinvale

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in regional Victoria with the opening today of the new Robinvale Community Hub which houses a library, a resource centre for young and old and a space for meetings. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford officially opened the..

Backing Mildura Businesses To Recover Stronger Than Ever

Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford has congratulated business owners across the Mildura region for their resilience and their efforts to rebound and grow. The Andrews Labor Government has backed businesses in Mildura with $13 million in pandemic grants and support payments over the past..

Round Tables Advance New Aboriginal Jobs Strategy

Regional Aboriginal employment round tables to be held across Victoria in coming weeks will provide Aboriginal Victorians with the ability to guide the development of a new plan to boost training and job opportunities. The first of nine round tables was held in Gippsland today…

Backing Small Businesses Across Victoria’s West

Small businesses across western Victoria will receive greater support thanks to new partnerships signed between the Victorian Small Business Commission and local councils. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today welcomed Horsham Rural City, Yarriambiack Shire and Hindmarsh Shire councils to the Small Business Friendly..

Helping People With Down Syndrome To Get Work Ready

Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford has congratulated the first participants of Impact21’s job-training program at a Federation Square graduation ceremony on World Down Syndrome Day. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.27 million in Impact21’s Intellectual Disability Employment Program after a successful pilot program. The..

Jobs Victoria: Helping More Victorians Get Back To Work

Jobs Victoria Advocates will work on the ground in libraries, community halls and shopping centres to help people who have lost their jobs due to the effects of the pandemic and the long-term unemployed, with access to employment services, training opportunities and other support. Some..

Small Business Bus Delivers Support Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus is back on the road, taking information and advice to owners across the state to help them recover and grow. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford and Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll today met the Small Business Bus..

New Women‘s Startup Fund Honours Great Victorian

In 2019, only 20 per cent of early-stage funding went to startups led by women. To address this imbalance, the Victorian Budget 2020/21 funded a new dedicated investment fund to be developed and led by the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research..

Victorian Women Leading COVID-19 Research Charge

Victoria’s female scientists have been celebrated for their dedication and excellence as they spearhead the medical research response to coronavirus. Almost 60 per cent of Australia’s medical research community are women and Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford said that..

Free Training To Help Women, Students Into Startup Jobs

Victorians who lost their job during the pandemic will have the chance to take a free skills bootcamp to help them land a role with one of the state’s burgeoning startups. A new $2 million LaunchVic initiative will provide training to 900 people in total,..

Growing Jobs At Collingwood Children’s Farm

Workers will cultivate vegetables and experience at the Collingwood Children’s Farm in the latest round of jobs created by the Andrews Labor Government’s Working for Victoria initiative. More than 145 new jobs will be supported at 20 social enterprises, benefitting the economy and the community..

New Local Jobs Bringing Melton Botanic Garden To Life

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs in Melton as part of the Working for Victoria initiative – giving locals the chance to find work and bringing the Melton Botanic Garden to life. Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford and Member for Melton Steve McGhie today..