Hospital works on jobs

Industry and Employment Minister Ben Carroll with Sunshine Hospital staff.

By Tate Papworth

Brimbank jobseekers will soon have more opportunities to enter the workforce.

State Industry and Employment Minister Ben Carroll last week visited Sunshine Hospital to announce $10 million funding for Jobs Victoria’s 22 partners.

The funding will allow the partners, including Westgate Community Initiatives Group, to help more than a 1000 people into work.

The Westgate group has worked closely with Western Health to support more than 60 jobseekers into roles at Sunshine Hospital.

They include trainees helping health professionals to perform essential services such as patient transport and movement, food service, maintaining beds, infection control and clinical cleaning.

Mr Carroll commended the hospital for the part it has played in the scheme.

“Sunshine Hospital isn’t just saving lives – they’re helping to change lives by giving people jobs,” he said.

“Everyone deserves the chance to get a job and this new funding will help prepare, place and support over 1000 jobseekers into employment.”