Employing in Moyne Shire

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Incentives for Employers
Finding Staff

Incentives for Employers

Wage Subsidies

Jobs Victoria is supporting people looking for work and connecting employers with the staff they need. Moyne Shire businesses can access wage subsidies when hiring eligible staff thanks to the backing of Jobs Victoria. 

As well as wage subsidies, Jobs Victoria backs businesses with recruitment support and access to workers through the Jobs Victoria online hub. It also backs Victorians looking for work through personalised career counselling, mentoring and access to job opportunities. 

For more information visit www.jobs.vic.gov.au or call 1300 208 575.

Traineeships

Moyne Shire businesses and Council offer Traineeship programs each year with ‘earn as you learn’ and nationally accredited training benefits. Traineeships allow employers to develop skilled workers and provide access to government incentives. They are popular in attracting young people to jobs and range from three to 12 months tenure. 

Traineeships are offered through Westvic Staffing Solutions, Warrnambool in partnership with South West TAFE. Participants are offered a range of Certificate III courses across a range of sectors including administration, tourism and hospitality.

For more information, visit: www.westvic.org.au/staffing/apprentices-and-trainees/

 

Finding Staff

Local Resources

There are a range of solutions for businesses looking to advertise vacancies locally and many of them are free. Social media can be an effective way to attract local worker to local jobs. You can connect with a number of local groups on Facebook including: 

Love Local Moyne 
Port Fairy Community Notice Board
Koroit Community Notice Board
Mortlake Community Notice Board
Port Fairy Community House

Other resources and websites for local resources include:

Caravan Parks and Backpacker Hostels:

Southcombe Caravan Park Port Fairy  

Gardens Caravan Park Port Fairy  

Koroit Tower Hill Caravan Park  

Killarney Caravan Park

Port Fairy YHA

 

SW TAFE Skills and Jobs Centres – a free service to help you find workers and grow your business

Deakin Student Services, Deakin University Warrnambool   

Local supermarket noticeboards 

Matchworks Warrnambool – helps people with disability find employment

Paid Advertising 

The classified sections of your local newspaper:
Warrnambool Standard 
Colac Herald 
Terang Express
Mortlake Dispatch

Local Radio Stations:
3YB 
Coast FM

Tourism Jobs Bank

The Tourism Jobs Bank is a pilot program that was put in place to ensure the local tourism sector was well positioned to recruit much needed workers.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism together with Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine have developed a recruitment program to help employers find employees, so that they are able to flourish – today and into the future. 

Incentives – Businesses that employ candidates through the Tourism Jobs Bank will be eligible to receive an on-the-job training incentive. A $750 incentive per employee will be paid to the business when the employee completes a minimum of 16 hours of works per week across their first 4 weeks and is being provided with a minimum of 16 hours per week ongoing. (This is capped at $3,000 per business and available for the first 130 jobs placed through the program)

Employers and job seekers can find out more or register to express their interest at: https://directrecruitmentgeelong.com.au/tjb-employers/

     
 

Case Study – Sim and Annie's Provedore

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A testament to the work being done through Tourism Jobs Bank is the match made when job seeker, Sim was placed as a chef at Annie’s Provedore. 

Sim says, “It’s been amazing! It’s like a dream come true having been supported to find the perfect role for me.”

Sim’s employer and owner of Annie’s Provedore, Andrea said, “The Tourism Jobs Bank program has been wonderful! Not just from a recruitment perspective – but also the support given by Direct Recruitment and in particular Alela and her team. They’ve been very supportive both emotionally and professionally.” 

Tourism Jobs Bank is currently supporting the industry to use professional recruitment services to find suitable staff. Direct Recruitment, a Geelong-based recruitment service were successful in tendering to deliver this program. The program is underpinned with a dedicated marketing campaign and provides training support for both employers and candidates.

 

 

Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) 

A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between the Australian Government and a designated area to enable businesses within that area to address specific labour shortages. Great South Coast (GSC) DAMA enables the region’s employers to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled Overseas Workers for specified positions they are unable to fill with local workers.

Visit the website for more information or contact Council's Economic Development team.

Traineeships

Moyne Shire Council partners with WestVic Staffing Solutions to offer job opportunities that contribute towards better employment outcomes for young people and skills support for employers. Westvic Staffing Solutions are a leading apprentice and trainee provider in South West Victoria and can assist you to recruit and develop skilled workers for your business. 
www.westvic.org.au
Phone: 5561 9000

Regional Workforce Pilots

Moyne Shire Council is currently exploring new ways to support business owners and address housing shortages and other barriers to workforce attraction. The state government's investment in the Koroit Caravan Park Workers Accommodation initiative will support Council to provide five affordable cabins, with a focus on accommodation for short-term workers, scheduled for completion July 2022.

Another five cabins are currently available at Council-managed Mortlake Caravan Park, with local business owners already utilising the accommodation options and access to a range of facilities at the Park.

Both Mortlake and Koroit present unique opportunities for economic growth, with huge potential to create more employment opportunities and new pathways for key industries. A shortage of affordable accommodation and skilled workers has prompted Council to find new ways to support business owners. By providing access to comfortable, affordable accommodation options, we can create new opportunities to help attract and retain the workers you need to support your business to grow and prosper. 

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria is supporting people looking for work and connecting employers with the staff they need. Moyne Shire businesses can access wage subsidies when hiring eligible staff thanks to the backing of Jobs Victoria. 

As well as wage subsidies, Jobs Victoria backs businesses with recruitment support and access to workers through the Jobs Victoria online hub. It also backs Victorians looking for work through personalised career counselling, mentoring and access to job opportunities. 

Jobs Victoria Mentors support people to become job ready, find a job that suits them and support them in the first six months of their job. They also work with employers to connect them with local jobseekers.

Jobs Victoria Advocates connect people with services that can support them in their job search such as support with resume and interview preparation, education and training.

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors provide guidance to those looking for work or a career change. Career counsellors help people understand their career options and goals and give them the tools to explore different interests, identify transferable skills and create a pathway for change.

Jobs Victoria has free services to help you find and hire staff. The Jobs Victoria online hub is a free service connecting employers with people looking for work. You can post job vacancies and connect with local candidates.

For more information visit www.jobs.vic.gov.au or call 1300 208 575.

Australian JobSearch

The Australian JobSearch website provides a free platform for employers to advertise vacancies. Job seekers can also link their MyGov accounts with the platform to create career profiles and upload resumes viewable by prospective employers. Advertise your vacancies at no cost to you at: https://jobsearch.gov.au

Other Regional Resources

Jobs Victoria Online Hub – register here to post job vacancies and connect with candidates 
Grey Nomads Jobs – tap into the travelling workforce
The Grey Nomads – Facebook page
All Around OZ – a list of helpful job sites and groups for casual or short term work 
Backpacker Job Board – for working holiday markers
Backpacker Jobs in Australia – Facebook page
Australian Backpackers – Facebook page
Caretakers Australia – Relief / Permanent Management Recruitment for Motels, Caravan Parks, Serviced Apartments Lifestyle Communities and Private Residences
Agrilabour Australia – Farming and Agricultural positions in Victoria