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    SUPPORT: Skillinvest Jobs Victoria mentor Susie Dean.

Skillinvest joins state jobs team

Wimmera-Mallee residents looking for employment in the region can now access free advice and support from a team of employment mentors at employment and training organisation Skillinvest.

Skillinvest is one of more than 75 Jobs Victoria Partners across the state, providing free support to people looking for work.

It is part of the State Government’s $619-million Jobs Victoria program, which supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need.

Skillinvest employment programs manager Anita Peters said the organisation was proud to be part of a 600-strong statewide force of Jobs Victoria advocates, mentors and career counsellors working to ensure no Victorian searching for a job was left behind.

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“Our Jobs Victoria mentors at Skillinvest help people to become work-ready, find a job that suits them and support them in their role for the first six months,” she said.

“We help people understand their career options and give them the tools and confidence they need to pursue them.

“Our mentors will assist people who have been unemployed for six months or more, or are without a job and at risk of long-term unemployment.

“We also work with employers to understand their staffing needs and connect them with suitable local candidates.”

The services are accessible online and over the phone while restrictions are in place.

People keen to learn more can call Skillinvest on 1300 135 008 or visit website

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