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MEDIA RELEASE - Jobs, jobs and more jobs as Glenelg leads low unemployment rate

29 October 2018

Glenelg Shire Council’s unemployment rate is amongst the lowest in the state with almost 1000 current job vacancies in the green triangle.

To assist the recruitment process, the shire’s new employment website thisisportland.com.au, a partnership with Glenelg Shire Council, the Committee for Portland and Porthaul, is assisting to fill the void.

The one-stop-shop provides a suite of information on current job vacancies, lifestyle opportunities, real estate and events across Portland and district.

Mayor Cr Anita Rank said Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has continued to fall, reaching its lowest point in seven years at 4.5 per cent last quarter.

“Our region’s unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1 per cent, significantly below the national average of 5.3 per cent and below the regional average of 4.5 per cent last quarter.,” Cr Rank said.

“Our region is enjoyable significant economic growth which is creating countless new jobs for our community. There is more than $257 million worth of works in the economic pipeline within our shire led by the booming agriculture, manufacturing and construction sectors.

“Added to this growth is our booming tourism market which is continuing to smash visitation records, with growth of more than 126 per cent in the last quarter. A dream result for any regional destination.”

Cr Rank said the launch of the new employment website earlier this month had provided greater avenue for businesses to sell their openings and new opportunities.

“We are extremely thankful to the various businesses and organisations who have shared their job vacancies on the new website and we encourage others to participate. The content is growing delay and it is this sharing of information which will ensure it is a success, resulting in new people moving to our community,” Cr Rank said.

To list your vacancy on the This is Portland website email council’s economic development manager Liz McKinnon on lmckinnon@glenelg.vic.gov.au or call 0429 154 807.


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