Working for the Pyrenees Community

Published on 29 March 2021

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Six people have been employed at the Pyrenees Shire Council through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund.

Under Working for Victoria, Council has been able to provide work for unemployed people – whether they have lost their jobs due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been without work for a longer period of time.

Pyrenees Shire Council CEO Jim Nolan said the organisation was keen to promote the program and boost local employment.

“We were fortunate enough to receive $282,822 in funding from the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria fund, Mr Nolan said.

“The staff we’ve employed because of the funding are allowing us to better serve our community and will help aid the Pyrenees’ economic recovery from COVID-19,” he said.

“We’re excited about our new Economic & Community Recovery Officer, who has been going out into the community with a particular focus on assisting businesses that have suffered due to impacts from COVID-19. The small works crew of four have been making a big impact on some of our public spaces, and our new Communications Officer has been busy raising the level of communication between Council and the community,” Mr Nolan said.

The $500 million Victorian Government initiative is matching people who have lost their jobs with employers who need additional staff. 

“The Pyrenees Shire Council is really pleased to take part in Working for Victoria and it’s been wonderful to welcome our six new employees on board,” Mr Nolan said.

While the Pyrenees Shire has filled all the roles it has funding for, further information on the Working for Victoria can be found at: 

Photo information: The Working for Victoria small works crew – from left to right, Robert Flood, Adam Westlake, Sharon Mullins and Kevin Mullins – at the Beaufort Memorial Rose Garden.