Twenty new jobs at Ararat Rural City Council are up for grabs - with locals being encouraged to apply for the positions.
The roles have been created under the State Government's Working for Victoria fund set up to help people left unemployed, whether due to the coronavirus pandemic or longer-term.
Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Harrison said the council was recently successful in applying for funding from the $500 million scheme, which will match unemployed people with employers who need staff to get through the pandemic and the recovery phase.
Council will offer full-time roles for six months in the following jobs:
"Ararat Rural City Council is really pleased to be able to take part in Working for Victoria and is looking forward to welcoming our 20 new employees on board," Dr Harrison said.
"We know there are a lot of people doing it tough in our municipality after losing their jobs due to the pandemic, but these roles are open to any unemployed person.
"This is one way the council can help get our residents back on their feet while keeping our community safe and working through the social and economic recovery phase."
The State Government has struck agreements with an initial 28 councils across Victoria to support more than 2,300 people into jobs that include land and asset management, community outreach, hardship relief delivery and crisis co-ordination.
Under the fund, people have been employed and trained to perform tasks such as deep-cleaning public assets such as drinking fountains and disinfecting surfaces such as handrails, street furniture, playgrounds, traffic signal boxes and mailboxes.
To find out more about the Working for Victoria fund and to register your interest in applying for one of the jobs at Ararat Rural City Council, visit www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria
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