About Local Jobs
Workforce Australia Local Jobs
Local Jobs aims to ensure people are placed in appropriate employment.
Funded through the Department of Employment and Workforce Relations, Local Jobs aims to ensure the maximum number of people are placed in appropriate employment or training opportunities as quickly as possible to meet employer needs as labour markets recover and adjust. To achieve this, expertise, resources, and access to funding are brought together at the local level to focus on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways.

Key stakeholders including employers, employment services providers, higher education and training organisations work collaboratively to develop a local jobs plan and to design projects that skill people to meet the needs of local employers.
EV and Local Jobs
EV hosts the North Eastern Melbourne region of the Local Jobs program and a Jobs and Skills Taskforce has been established to identify key employment priorities and to strengthen linkages between stakeholders.

The Taskforce plays a central role leveraging existing programs and aligning efforts on the ground to ensure collaboration is maximised, duplication is minimised, and meaningful outcomes are achieved.

The Taskforce facilitate the design of projects that will address identified employment priorities and maximise the number of people moving into work.
Our Team
Our team works in collaboration with local stakeholders to identify Local Recovery Fund projects that best address the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan for the region.

Proposed activities are designed to address employment and training priorities and identify opportunities better skill individuals, and overcome barriers to employment, to meet local employer demand.


  • Meet Brad Byrne

    Employment Facilitator, Local Jobs North Eastern Melbourne

    Brad is an innovative team-oriented leader who is enthusiastic about empowering others through person-centric approaches. Brad is experienced in sales management, program design, process optimisation and inclusive recruitment. Brad has a passion for facts and figures and the ability to communicate information to a wide audience. He is experienced in business management and has a rich understanding of the challenges faced by industry and the benefits to be had in partnership, innovation, and inclusive employment practices.

  • Meet Rachel Salesse

    Support Officer, Local Jobs North Eastern Melbourne

    Rachel joined EV as a graphic design volunteer and quickly cemented herself as a key part of the team. Her strengths in marketing and project delivery coupled with a clear understanding of volunteering as a pathway to employment saw her step into a key role designed to create opportunities for young people to explore career opportunities. Rachel has strong administration, report writing, social media and design skills. Rachel is an excellent communicator who is passionate about inclusive employment and excited about joining the Local Jobs team.


Hear from people who have used our services

  • “All good Brad – that’s what we’re all here for.
    It’s the least we can do -given you’re bringing a superstar work ethic and commitment to this engagement. It is a real pleasure witnessing your work and I am glad Reg, Sharon, myself, and no doubt the partners and participants will be greatly influenced and impacted by this.
    So, thank you.”

    Mariam Riza, Principal Advisor
    Local Employment Transition Services (LETS) | Employment and Small Business Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR)

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