MS TIERNEY– To ask the Minister for Employment and Trade: In relation to the 20 job losses at the Quiksilver store in Torquay: what assistance will the Baillieu government provide Quiksilver workers in Torquay who have recently been made redundant.
I am informed that:
Quiksilver at Torquay made 22 employees redundant in 2011-12 due to a slowdown in retail sales and implementation of an organisational restructure.
All affected employees received support and professional counselling from Quiksilver’s employee assistance program and outplacement services from a private provider.
Officers of the Department of Business and Innovation met with Quiksilver in early 2013 to discuss plans for the future growth of the business, and the programs and support available from the Victorian government.