Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:45): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Employment, Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Resources, the Honourable Jaala Pulford. My question relates to the portfolio responsibilities of employment. The Victorian government is making sure that supermarket shelves are stocked by linking thousands of jobseekers with food suppliers to reduce critical workforce shortages. Major supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, along with wholesaler Metcash, are working with Jobs Victoria to fill staff shortages with people looking to find work. The roles available include pick packers to assemble online orders, night fillers to restock shelves, cashiers, delivery drivers and forklift operators. The program has already seen an overwhelming response, with thousands expressing interest in the jobs. My question for the minister is: can the minister please provide me with an update on how residents of Western Metropolitan Region who are looking for employment can express their interest in filling vital roles?
Jaala Pulford MP, Minister for Employment (07 April 2022):
Jobseekers from anywhere in Victoria, including Melbourne’s West, can access Jobs Victoria’s suite of employment supports by accessing the Jobs Victoria Online Hub at https://jobs.vic.gov.au/, or by calling the Jobs Victoria hotline on 1300 208 575.