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Federal Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations

Ralph Willis MP 2 3 / 8 4

400 MORE JOBS IN VI CTORI A

Jobs f o r 400 u n emp l o y ed V i c t o r i a n s have been c r e a t e d f o l l o w i n g

t h e a nnounc ement o f g r a n t s t o a f u r t h e r 80 p r o j e c t ' s u n d e r t h e

F e d e r a l Go v e r n me n t ' s j o b c r e a t i o n p r o g r a m.

The A c t i n g F e d e r a l M i n i s t e r f o r Empl oy ment and I n d u s t r i a l R e l a t i o n s ,

Mr John Da wk i n s , and t h e V i c t o r i a n M i n i s t e r f o r Empl oy ment

and T r a i n i n g , Mr Ji m Si mmonds, s a i d t o d a y t h a t t h e p r o j e c t s

w o u l d r e c e i v e mor e t h a n $4 m i l l i o n i n F e d e r a l wage pause f u n d s .

The j o b s , w h i c h w i l l p r o v i d e emp l o y me nt f o r an a v e r a g e o f s i x

mo n t h s , a r e b e i n g t a r g e t t e d a t t he l o n g - t e r m u n emp l o y ed and

o t h e r d i s a d v a n t a g e d g r o u p s i n t he l a b o u r m a r k e t such as women,

A b o r i g i n e s , m i g r a n t s w i t h l a n g u a g e d i f f i c u l t i e s , and t h e d i s a b l e d .

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. 11 j o b s f o r 32 weeks f o r an En e r g y P i l o t Scheme a t N o r t h c o t e

and P r e s t o n - ( $ 1 5 8 , 0 0 0 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) ;

. 15 j o b s f o r 32 weeks f o r t r a i n e e s h i p i n t he p e r f o r m i n g a r t s

w i t h t h e a t r e c ompani es a s s o c i a t e d w i t h t h e C o n f e d e r a t i o n

o f A u s t r a l i a n P r o f e s s i o n a l P e r f o r m i n g A r t s - ( $ 1 4 8 , 0 0 0 F e d e r a l

g r a n t ) ;

. 12 j o b s f o r 32 weeks f o r f o r e s h o r e d e v e l o p m e n t , H a s t i n g s -

( $ 1 5 7 , 6 0 0 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) ; .

. 12 j o b s f o r 32 weeks on t h e " Mu n c h ' n 1C r u n c h " P r o j e c t , G l e n r o y -

( $ 8 1 , 7 0 0 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) ;

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a t t h e C o c k a t o o C o m m u n i t y - C h u r c h C o m p l e x ( $ 1 1 0 , 0 0 0 F e d e r a l

g r a n t ) . '

T h e M i n i s t e r s s a i d t h a t o t h e r p r o j e c t s i n c l u d e d p r o v i s i o n f o r

t h e a g e d , A b o r i g i n a l s , y o u t h , m i g r a n t s a n d c h i l d c a r e .

F u n d i n g f o r b o t h e x i s t i n g a n d n e w j o b c r e a t i o n p r o j e c t s i n

t h e S t a t e w a s b e i n g a n n o u n c e d p r o g r e s s i v e l y a s p r o j e c t a p p l i c a t i o n s

w e r e r e c e i v e d , t h e y s a i d .

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