More jobs created in Latrobe Valley

The Victorian state government is creating hundreds of new jobs and securing tens of millions of dollars in investment to grow the Latrobe Valley’s economy, according to the state government’s premier’s website.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll yesterday visited Serco in Newborough to announce funding from the Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund to set up a regional contact centre for the National Disability Insurance Agency – creating 100 new jobs.

The Victorian state government is helping to create more than 930 new jobs and generate more than $87 million of private investment in the region through the Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund.

Carroll said, “The fact that so many businesses are looking to set up or expand their operations in the Latrobe Valley is a great sign of the growing confidence in the future of the local economy.”

Other companies to have previously shared in the $8.8 million of economic facilitation funding include Steelvision, Radford & Son, Victoria Valley Meat Exports, Mecrus and Riviera Farms.

The Victorian government is making big investments in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland, with projects including the Gippsland Hi-Tech Precinct, the Latrobe Valley GovHub, new and upgraded TAFE campuses and the new Gippsland Tech School.