Residents looking for work can access scores of outdoor and indoor jobs at the City of Greater Geelong, through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoriainitiative.
The Government’s $500 million program is creating employment opportunities, including for those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The City of Greater Geelong is seeking new employees to fill about 160 full-time and part-time positions, which are available for a fixed term of six months.
A total of 68 positions that deliver vital community services will be advertised in this phase of recruitment.
These positions include administration officers; data analysts and collection officers; support officers; healthy communities education officers; welfare contact officers; graffiti removal; cleaners and sanitisation team members.
The remaining roles will be offered in two further stages during September.
Residents are eligible to take part in the program if they are legally able to work in Victoria and are either unemployed or experiencing a significant reduction in their income.
People looking for work and businesses searching for employees are encouraged to register at www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria
Redeployment and further support
The new range of jobs on offer for the community follows action to secure ongoing work for City employees affected by Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ facility closures.
The redeployment programhas seen a marked uptake in this second period of COVID-19 restrictions.
The City has found valuable roles for more than 300 employees, with others choosing to access leave entitlements or pursue other options.
There was a total of 247 employees who found alternative work with the City during the first COVID-19 shutdown.
The jobs initiatives are part of the City’s wider focus on providing relief and support that will help the region’s economic and social recovery.
Council has budgeted about $12.8 million in financial hardship and support measures since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information about support available and how the City is responding to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation can be viewed at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/covid19
Member for Geelong Christine Couzens
We’re supporting the Council to provide jobs for Geelong workers. These jobs will provide real benefits to the community, giving an opportunity for people to get back into the workforce.
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
The Working for Victoria initiative is an excellent opportunity for people seeking secure work during this uncertain period. We are looking forward to welcoming about 160 new employees to the City and having them provide a wide range of services to the community.
Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed more people under financial stress and forced them to look for new roles. We encourage people to visit the Working for Victoria website and view the jobs on offer.