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Summer jobs on offer through Tourism Job Bank

21/10/2021

The Victorian Government is making it easier for businesses in Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and along the Great Ocean Road to find workers during peak periods by backing a new jobs bank to match staff with employers.

The Tourism Jobs Bank pilot program was launched today. It has been supported by a $400,000 grant from the Regional Recovery Fund.

Demand for hospitality staff during peak summer season along this popular and picturesque part of Victoria has always been high. Accessing staff during periods of higher demand has become more challenging during the pandemic, with less availability of backpackers looking for work.

The Government expects that even more tourism job opportunities will be available in the region in the upcoming season as Victoria follows its roadmap to reopening.

Geelong based employment agency Direct Recruitment is a partner in the pilot program. They will use the dedicated job bank to match employers with candidates.

The Tourism Jobs Bank will help the region’s tourism and hospitality businesses find skilled staff, offer training through regional training organisations to ensure staff have a range of skills and support businesses with payroll and staff management systems.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism and Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine are partnering with the Victorian Government to deliver the program.

The pilot project will include a digital and regional marketing campaign targeting tourism and hospitality businesses in need of summer staff and a wide range of jobseekers interested in finding summer work in the region.

The Tourism Jobs Bank is supporting Geelong, the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road to be even better places to live, work, visit and invest.

This project is part of the Victorian Government’s record investment of almost $30 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2016.



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