Local job boost

Lucas Gonzalaz and Martial David took up work from the fund. Picture: GARY SISSONS 208804_03

More than 220 new jobs will be created across Cardinia and Casey for locals out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 60 jobs across a range of roles – including cleaning and sanitising public areas, fire management, outdoor infrastructure works and waste management – will be created in the Cardinia Shire.

Over in Casey, more than 160 jobs will be introduced across a range of fields – including business innovation and digitisation, health care and community support, and HR and organisational support.

The jobs form part of the State Government’s Working for Victoria $500 million fund, which was launched in April to help fill the burden of job losses thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 390 businesses have signed up to the program in search of staff, while 8500 individuals have found some form of employment.

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale said the support would deliver crucial jobs in Cardinia and Casey and get people back to work.

“We’re backing and supporting people when they need it most and fighting for every local job,” Ms Crugnale said.

“Helping people who have lost their job due to no fault of their own who in turn will help their fellow community members.”

A four-week cleaning blitz across the Cardinia Shire in May provided employment for people to disinfect and wipe down external surfaces such as street benches, handrails and door handles, traffic light buttons, poles, bicycle stands and bins.

The initiative aimed to build public confidence and help to slow the spread of Coronavirus in the community.

The Working for Victoria initiative has already partnered with more than 40 councils across Victoria and created more than 3,300 jobs across local communities.

The latest Cardinia Shire and City of Casey jobs form part of a new 3,000-plus tranche of Working for Victoria jobs.

For more information on Working for Victoria and to register, go to vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria.


Roles on offer in the Cardinia Shire:

– cleaning and sanitation of public areas;

– waste and environmental management;

– outdoor works on infrastructure;

– arts program to support impacted sector;

– fire management;

– asset data collection to inform service planning;

– supervisory roles to ensure delivery of the proposed activities.

Roles on offer in the City of Casey:

– maintaining and upgrading infrastructure and open space assets;

– cleaning and sanitation of buildings and public spaces;

– environmental management;

– business innovation and digitisation;

– health care, community support and outreach for vulnerable communities;

– HR and organisational support.