A $2.5 million State Government grant will result in an additional 51 staff for up to six months at Moorabool Shire Council.
The grant Council was successful in obtaining part of the $500-million Working for Victoria initiative.
The initiative is designed to assist local governments to employ Victorian jobseekers, including people who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in roles that support the community.
Working for Victoria has partnered with Sidekicker to deliver an online platform to link Council with applicants.
Moorabool CEO Derek Madden said Council is focusing on recruiting for roles which are needed to provide critical services across the Shire to ensure that it can respond to local community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The 51 job we are looking to fill are very varied, and include roles such as general labouring, and administrative and project roles. The extra work being done will help Council deliver better outcomes and services for our community, so is a real win-win situation,” Mr Madden said.
Recruitment for the roles commenced this week.
If you have lost your job, we encourage you to register with Working for Victoria at: www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria