Locals are being encouraged to apply for 39 new jobs at Central Goldfields Shire Council under the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund.
Under Working for Victoria, Council will provide jobs for 39 unemployed people – whether they have lost their jobs due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been without work for a longer period of time.
The 39 part-time positions are primarily in the community development, community services, outdoor operations, economic development as well as information technology, human resources, and communications.
Central Goldfields Shire CEO Lucy Roffey said Council was successful in securing funding for the program to fully fund 39 additional, part-time, six-month positions.
“We know there are many families who have been hit hard by the pandemic and we’re pleased to be able to help provide financial support and employment to 39 people for a six month period.
“We’re keen to employ as many local people as we can into these temporary positions.
“The additional staff will not only help us support our community during the social and economic recovery phases of the pandemic, it will also enable us to deliver additional projects for our community that would have been otherwise not possible.
“We encourage you to visit the Working for Victoria website, register your interest and we look forward to welcoming our new staff on board as soon as possible.”
The fixed-term positions are additional positions and will not replace existing employees at Council.
More than 6,700 Victorians have found positions through Working for Victoria since the program was launched in April.
Central Goldfields Shire positions will be advertised from this Thursday 18 June.