No jobs for young people in Ballarat region under Daniel Andrews

Thursday 27th July 2017

No jobs for young people in Ballarat region under Daniel Andrews

Ripon MP, Louise Staley has called on the Andrews Government to help nurture more job opportunities for young people following the release of the latest ABS data revealing full-time jobs for youth had gone backwards in the Ballarat Region since the election of the Andrews Government.  (Source 6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, June 2017)

Since December 2014 the number of young people with full-time jobs In the Ballarat Region (including Ballarat, Maryborough, Beaufort, Creswick, Clunes and Avoca) has fallen from 5,172 to 4,677 a loss of 495 opportunities to get a start in the workforce.

Member for Ripon Louise Staley said Daniel Andrews’s record in securing full-time jobs for young residents in the Ballarat region was appalling.

“If young people can’t secure full-time employment jobs, then they will leave our communities and look elsewhere.” Ms Staley said.

“How can our communities expect to grow if we can’t provide the job opportunities our young residents need?”

“Young people in Ballarat are battling because finding a full-time job has become far too difficult under Daniel Andrews.”

“Local youth in our region are eager to enter the workforce, but they are being held back by an economy that has gone backwards under Daniel Andrews.”