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Welding whizz sparkles

Dylan Gibbs has a burning ambition to be the best at his trade. The 22-year-old Melton South welding apprentice was up against many of the...

Mental health care is a rewarding career

For Rory Dalton, working as an emergency mental health clinician at Werribee Mercy Hospital means he gets an opportunity to help vulnerable people every...

Melton jobs figures on the rise

Melton is in the midst of an employment boom, new census data has revealed. Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that the Melton Local...

Auto jobs set to go

Up to 20 jobs are believed to be at risk at a Melton plastics manufacturer as the effects of Toyota Australia’s Altona plant closure...

First step for tradies in waiting

A jobs initiative in Melton South aims to give budding tradies and apprentices some guidance into training courses. The Exchange, a program run by the...

Ravenhall prison a jobs provider

The new medium-security Ravenhall Correction Centre will create 700 new jobs when it becomes operational later this year, the state government says. Victoria’s newest prison,...

Migrants unaware of work rights, WEstjustice report

While working on a farm, ‘Joyce’ witnessed the “dark and uncivilised” side of Australia, one that exploited her and stripped away her basic employment...

Federal Labor announces funding for Parwan employment hub

Federal Labor has promised to fund a multi-million-dollar agricultural hub at Parwan if it wins this weekend’s election. Earlier this year, Moorabool chief executive Rob...

Mayor slams CFA over 41 Fiskville job losses

Moorabool mayor Paul Tatchell has slammed the Country Fire Authority’s decision to make redundant 41 hospitality workers employed at the Fiskville training base, which...

Positives drawn from Broadmeadows summit

Broadmeadows will finally get its northern city gateway – a tree boulevard and improved road interchanges along its Pascoe Vale Road town entrance. The oft-neglected...

Manufacturing workers thrown lifeline

La Trobe University is offering retrenched manufacturing workers a jobs lifeline. The university has tailored a 17-week free program for staff made redundant by Ford,...

Melton Waves cleaners sacked without notice

Five cleaners at Melton Waves leisure centre turned up for work only to be told they’d been sacked. Australian Services Union organiser Melissa Wainwright said...

Melton Waves cleaners sacked

Cleaners at the Melton Waves leisure centre have been left in the lurch after management sacked them late last week. Australian Services Union organiser Melissa...

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Panthers show fight

Melton South produced its best performance in a couple of years but still wasn’t able to come away with the points in the Ballarat...