The Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) is a key initiative of Jobs Victoria. It is the Victorian Government’s major activity to help disadvantaged Victorian jobseekers gain employment. JVEN services are delivered by service providers who work closely with employers to identify job opportunities and prepare jobseekers for those roles.
At a glance
Jobs Victoria Employment Network Stage 2 is now closed for applications.
Funding to support employment placement services for disadvantages jobseekers.
JVEN Stage 2 Priorities
JVEN Stage 2 will focus on supporting selected organisations to deliver employment services over the period July 2017 to June 2020 to groups of jobseekers in the following locations:
||Indicative outcomes sought
Melbourne - Eastern
|Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers including young people, mature age and multicultural jobseekers
|Melbourne - Inner South
||Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers, including young people and mature age
|Melbourne - South East
Focusing on Frankston and Mornington Peninsula
|Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers, including young people, mature age and ex-offenders
|Melbourne - South East
Focusing on Dandenong
|Workers retrenched from automotive supply chain businesses (with barriers to re-employment)
|Melbourne - Western
Focusing on Flemington area
|Unemployed and disengaged jobseekers from refugee and other migrant communities
|Central Highlands Region
||Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers, including young people, mature age, and multicultural jobseekers. Specific assistance to ex-offenders
|Great South Coast Region
||Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers
||Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers including young people, mature age, multicultural jobseekers and ex-offenders
||Youth justice clients, with a focus on 'first-time' offenders
Stage 2 funding will support organisations to:
- Focus on Victorian jobseekers who are disadvantaged in the labour market and who require assistance to gain employment
- Actively engage with employers to identify job opportunities and assist in meeting industry workforce needs
- Offer flexible services that are tailored to the particular needs of disadvantaged jobseekers and responsive to the particular local/regional needs
- Link to community support services to ensure that the needs of disadvantaged jobseekers are met and employment outcomes are maximised
- Address gaps in and complement existing services, including Commonwealth employment services.
Assessment of applications and any decision to approve funding are at the discretion of the Department.