Fonterra expansion a win for jobs and manufacturing

The world’s largest exporter of dairy products, Fonterra, has shown its confidence in doing business in regional Victoria with a $165 million investment in manufacturing plant upgrades announced today. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll said the investment included $125 million to double the size of…

Next-gen military vehicles would mean 1000s of jobs in Southern Metro

Victoria is a step closer to securing a multi-billion dollar military vehicle contract that would create thousands of jobs in local manufacturing and help keep our troops safe for the future. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited the General Motors Holden site at…

The Brightest Research Minds, The Next Big Discovery

Victoria’s medical technologies and pharmaceuticals sector is booming with new data showing rapid growth in exports thanks to world leading research and advanced manufacturing capabilities. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Boronia facility to launch the…

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Culture Amp HQ up and running

Culture Amp, one of Victoria’s most successful home-grown startups, will create 200 new local technology jobs with the opening of its global headquarters and Asia Pacific engineering hub in Melbourne. Premier Daniel Andrews today officially opened the new headquarters and congratulated the company on its success…

Economic initiatives to support Aboriginal businesses and employment

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a suite of major economic initiatives to support Aboriginal Victorians, including Government procurement targets, employment agreements and Tharamba Bugheen: Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy 2017-2021 Tharamba Bugheen – which means ‘clever makers’ in…

Another global tech company chooses Victoria

Texas-based AgileCraft is the latest global tech company to call Victoria home, announcing it will open its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne early next year, creating up to 60 new jobs. The company specialises in simplifying software for large organisations. It plans to establish a software development hub in…

Another Cyber Security leader calls Victoria home

Victoria has strengthened its reputation as the Asia Pacific cyber security hub with leading global security firm Cyberinc officially opening its new Australian headquarters in Melbourne today, creating 50 new high skilled jobs. Cyberinc, an Aurionpro company, is a welcome addition to the growing sector in Victoria,…

New hi-tech jobs for the Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley will get its own Hi-Tech Precinct to create jobs and open up the best work and education opportunities for local students, thanks to a $17 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Based at the Federation Training site, it will bring together the new Morwell Tech School with Federation…