Helping Victorians Get Back To Work
Almost 1,300 people who were looking for a job due to the coronavirus crisis are now working for Victoria thanks to the Victorian Government.
Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Jobs Martin Pakula On Wednesday 8 April to announce the first raft of positions secured through the Working for Victoria Fund – with thousands more to benefit in the coming weeks and months.
More than 60 people have taken up new roles here at Foodbank Victoria, in various roles in our warehouse. These new recruits will play a vital role in helping us to prepare care packages and charity food orders for Victorians in need of food relief.
Emma, who is one of the new recruits employed as part of the Working for Victoria Fund, has recently joined our team as Warehouse Supervisor. Previously working within the furniture wholesale industry, Emma recently lost her job as a result of the coronavirus restrictions. Eager to keep herself busy, Emma contacted us about potential volunteering opportunities. Emma’s wealth of experience in supply and inventory management was a natural fit for Foodbank. When asked how she feels about her new role at Foodbank, she replied,
“It’s great to be using this time in an important role rather than waiting for the economy to pick back up again. I’m lucky to have been given this opportunity as so many people have sadly been impacted.”
“I’ve just started in a warehouse supervisor role, looking after operations for food relief hampers for our charity partners, as well as care packages for people in mandatory self-isolation. I’ll also be working closely with volunteers who come in to assist packing and sorting donated food for distribution. I might also help with inventory and stock if it’s needed down the track.”
The Working for Victoria Fund is open to workers who have recently lost their job or casuals who no longer have shifts – including international students and temporary migrants. Relocation, accommodation and transport subsides are available to eligible participants. Businesses and workers can register at vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria.
If you are interested in permanent roles at Foodbank Victoira, please visit our Careers page to view a list of current vacancies.