MS TIERNEY — To ask the Assistant Treasurer (for the Minister for Employment and Trade): In relation to the 25 job redundancies at Ballarat’s Rivers site recently, what assistance will the Napthine government provide workers affected by these job cuts.
I am informed that:
Regional Development Victoria (RDV) has liaised with Rivers Australia in relation to job losses in Ballarat and discussed coordinating information sessions for affected employees with the relevant government agencies and service providers. This includes information regarding access to retraining opportunities under the Workers in Transition program and potential job matching with businesses that may be seeking additional skilled employees in Ballarat.
RDV is also working with Rivers Australia on plans for new investment in Ballarat.