Local jobs blitz: Casey

Locals are being encouraged to apply for 199 new roles at the City of Casey as part of the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund.

Under Working for Victoria, Casey will provide these roles for unemployed people whether they have lost their jobs due to the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been without work for a period of time.

Recruitment will begin within weeks, with different positions advertised over the coming months. Council aims to have all recruitment completed by the end of December.

City of Casey CEO Glenn Patterson said the $500 million Victorian Government initiative is matching people that have lost their jobs with employers who need additional staff.

“We are really pleased to take part in Working for Victoria and are looking forward to welcoming our new employees on board,” said Mr Patterson.

“After successfully applying for the funding, we will be offering roles on six-month terms in the following areas:

• Public Sanitising

• Community Safety

• Business Administration and project support

• Digital analysts, system support and developers

• Community support and out reach

• Occupational health and safety

• Community inclusion and equity

• Parks/grounds/facilities maintenance

• Environmental and waste management

“These six-month roles will help boost our existing workforce in areas that are critical to slowing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst our communities, whist helping many Victorians get back to work.”

Working for Victoria has created more than 10,000 jobs since the initiative was launched in April, providing a quick return to work and access to training where required.

“If you’re looking for a job, we want to hear from you. Jump on the Working for Victoria website and apply,” said Mr Patterson.

The Government has struck agreements with 59 Councils across Victoria to support more than 4,800 people into jobs.

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