More than 70 six-month work contracts with the Wangaratta, Wodonga an Towong councils will be available for the long-term unemployed and those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.
The Working for Victoria state government fund will result in 31 jobs at Wangaratta and 18 at Towong.
Wangaratta mayor Dean Rees said jobs ranged from business recovery officers to outdoor roles including drainage and street furniture maintenance officers.
"The Rural City of Wangaratta is really pleased to take part in Working for Victoria and is looking forward to welcoming our 31 new employees on board," Cr Rees said.
The positions will begin to be advertised in the coming weeks and recruitment will be managed through Sidekicker - for information about registering, visit www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria.
Towong Council has begun advertising for 18 roles and in line with stage 3 restrictions, the recruitment process will occur online and over-the-phone wherever possible.
The six-month positions are:
- Program Manager - Working for Victoria
- Human Resource Officer
- Engineer/Project Manager
- Outdoor Team Leader
- Parks and Gardens Officers x 8 positions
- Environment and Parks Officers x 4 positions
- Artists in residence x 2 roles
Wodonga Council received $1.2 million under the Working for Victoria fund to create 27 short-term positions.
These positions include work in parks and playgrounds, IT help desk, street murals, infrastructure technical support, asset management support, infrastructure condition assessment, administration support, procurement, human resources, and occupational health and safety support.
These will be new opportunities for those seeking work and will be advertised on the government-mandated Sidekicker platform.
The scheme resulted in 1500 cleaners being hired in May, including in Wangaratta and Wodonga, and there were also bushfire recovery contracts advertised through DELWP.
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More than 8,500 Victorians have found positions through Working for Victoria since the program was launched in April.