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Victoria urges employers to hire auto workers

Moving on: Victorian minister for industry and employment Wade Noonan with former Toyota worker Charlie Laguna, who has moved into the food production industry.

Government offers cash for Victorian employers hiring retrenched car sector workers

General News logo12 Oct 2017

By TERRY MARTIN

- Toyota and Holden’s car assembly plant closures this month have prompted the Victorian government to urge employers to hire retrenched automotive workers through its ‘Back to Work’ scheme which is open until June 30, 2018, or until fully subscribed.

- The state government announced in July last year that it had set aside $15 million from a previous scheme to specifically assist automotive and dairy industry workers affected by the downturns in both industries.

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