It’s no accident, and a lot of it comes down to the significant work the Victorian Government has done to support jobs.
Every Victorian deserves the security and dignity of a good, stable job with a decent wage. A job is about more than just a pay cheque – it means being able to provide for your family and plan for the future.
Since November 2014, our economy has generated 690,000 new jobs, including more than 175,000 jobs in regional Victoria.
When the pandemic hit our shores in 2020, we invested to protect Victorian lives and livelihoods. We had a target to create 400,000 jobs by 2025, with half of them created by 2022.
Today, Victoria has already far exceeded our ambitious goal, more than two years ahead of schedule – with employment rising by more than 460,000 since September 2020.
Now, we want to do even more – creating more opportunities for Victorians to find a job and giving them the training they need for the future.
Backing Victoria's thriving industries
In this Budget we’re not only investing to support Victorians in the short term, we’re investing in their futures.
Supporting Victorians in the workplace
We're making workplaces fairer and safer for all Victorians, and giving jobseekers the help they need to find work.
Our creative state: a place to do business
Victoria is home to some of our nation’s most popular creative and cultural events.
Training for the skills our economy needs
The Victorian Government promised to save TAFE, re‑open and upgrade campuses, and introduce Free TAFE – and that’s exactly what we’ve done.
Reviewed 18 May 2023