MS TIERNEY— To ask the Minister for Employment and Trade: In relation to the 50 staff members affected by the closure of the Hungry Jacks restaurant in Corio: what assistance will the Baillieu government provide the workers who have been affected by this closure and/or made redundant.
I am informed that:
The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has contacted the business to determine its current status, including the redundancy conditions and the level of employer support for affected staff.
The department was advised that the independently owned and operated franchised restaurant had been placed in the hands of liquidators and that affected staff would potentially be employed by other Hungry Jacks stores or other fast-food restaurants in the Geelong region.
The department has offered access to the Government’s Workers in Transition program to assist with retraining opportunities where relevant.