The Maribyrnong Jobs project ended in 2015. In February 2016, we farewelled Kyaw Kyaw (Jojo), the Community Laisaon Officer for Maribyrnong Jobs, who completed the remaining work within the Chin community beginning of the year.
The project engaged 166 job seekers
mainly from newly-arrived communities, placed 65 job seekers into sustainable employment
and 35 into accredited training.
Job seekers were supported through personalised mentoring, links to local industries and quality training providers, resume writing, interview skills, English language skills and a range of other supports necessary for work.
MMVLLEN supported local businesses to find the matching local staff. Employers were able to gain financial benefit through our brokerage funding and our ability to negotiate with all local job service providers for significant wage subsidies. Additionally, we helped employers through this process and paperwork along with accessing all other state and federal funding available to employers.
This project has been a great success and we look forward to trialling it with another local community in the future.
We wish Kyaw Kyaw the best of luck with his future endeavours.