Linking local job seekers with local jobs
Published on 17 August 2021
Yarra Ranges Joblink has launched. This online employment portal is a free service, connecting jobseekers and employers in the Yarra Ranges.
For employers, Yarra Ranges Joblink is an opportunity to advertise directly to local jobseekers.
Yarra Ranges Mayor, Fiona McAllister said that building a team of reliable staff, with local knowledge and insights, is invaluable.
“Working closely with our business community, we know that local business can struggle to find enough staff. The disruptions and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic have only exacerbated these challenges,” she said
“Our Economic Development and Investment teams are taking a more proactive move in the employment space – it’s a new role, but one we hope will support our local businesses.
“We hope the jobs portal plays a role in connecting our local business with the staff they need.”
There are so many benefits to working locally - in the Yarra Ranges, there’s more to it than just ease and convenience; this region is home to leading businesses across industries such as advanced manufacturing, construction agriculture and health care.
The local hospitality and tourism industry offers employment into one of Victoria’s most exciting and vibrant visitor destinations.
“The Yarra Ranges are known as Melbourne’s playground for a reason,” Cr McAllister said.
“From award winning wineries and gourmet dining experiences to iconic family businesses that have served the area for generations, there are so many opportunities to start, and grow, your hospitality career here.”
The Yarra Ranges is seeing a growth in dynamic new career opportunities across sectors. And there are more training and pathways into skills-shortage industries than ever before including:
- Council is working in partnership with CIRE and Box Hill Institute to provide free mini-qualifications through the Hospitality Jump Start for Jobs program in response to industry skill shortages.
- Box Hill Institute is providing education opportunities leading into robotics, as well as industry-current apprenticeship training in wood, electrical, plumbing and automotive trades, at their state-of-the-art training facility in Lilydale.
- The associated Yarra Ranges Tech school also offers opportunities for our future workforce with leading-education programs using the latest technology in a real-world local context to students from the 20 partner schools operating across Yarra Ranges.
The jobs portal allows the user to explore our trending industries, get an insight into the economic profile of the region and look into pathways into these careers.
Yarra Ranges Joblink is ready to connect local employers with the staff they need and get jobseekers into the careers they’re looking for. It’s an exciting time to live and work in the Yarra Ranges.
For more information, visit joblink.yarraranges.vic.gov.au or call us on 1300 368 333.