Migrant and refugee background job seekers in aged care

The Victorian Government is helping jobs eekers from migrant and refugee backgrounds find jobs in Melbourne’s aged and disability care sector.

 

Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn announced today that the State Government will give not-for-profit organisation VICSEG New Futures $550,000 in additional funding to place an extra 150 job seekers into sustainable employment.

 

VICSEG has already placed more than 170 participants into employment across health and aged care, the majority of which had experienced unemployment, and faced cultural and language barriers to getting work.

 

The Government has now provided VICSEG nearly $1.3 million to help 300 job seekers.

 

Demand for VICSEG’s employment program has grown rapidly, with more than 460 job seekers registering for work through the organisation.

 

Program partner Rathdowne Place Aged Care in Carlton has already given work to 15 Jobs Victoria participants.

The Government has invested $63 million in Jobs Victoria, which helps job seekers from all backgrounds get sustainable employment, with a goal of creating 4,000 jobs over four years.

 

More than 1,300 job seekers have already been placed – about 30 a week – in the first nine months of the program.

 

27 June 2017.