GROW News

What job seekers are telling us

Posted on May 20, 2018 in GROW Updates

In partnership with local Jobs Victoria programs, Jobs Victoria Colac, Whittington Works Alliances, Whitelion and Northern Futures, action research was undertaken with long-term job seekers from Norlane, Corio, Whittington and Colac. The aim of this research was to hear directly from those who have experienced barriers to getting and keeping a job. You can also...

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GROW clauses were critical

Posted on May 18, 2018 in GROW Updates

At the 2018 GROW Report Card event, Richard Martin from Hamlan Homes talks about the employment and social procurement outcomes from their work on the Baptcare project.  

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Dr Genée Marks, learnings from job seekers

Posted on May 15, 2018 in GROW Updates

Dr Genée Marks from Bricolage Consulting reflects on the action research she undertook with participants from local Jobs Victoria programs – Colac Jobs Victoria, Whittington Works Alliance, Whitelion and Northern Futures. Genée discusses how getting a job is “opening a gateway to the world”. To learn more about this research, you can read the summary...

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Media Release

Posted on May 4, 2018 in GROW Updates

GROW $20.21 million injection creates jobs: Report card The Give Where You Live Foundation and G21 – Geelong Region Alliance’s innovative GROW initiative is reporting a $20.2 million increase of local procurement among 16 of GROW’s participating organisations across the G21 region. Economic modelling by Remplan shows that this local procurement, generated through the GROW...

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2018 GROW report card #2

Posted on May 4, 2018 in GROW Updates

On May 3, around 100 GROW partners and signatories attended the 2018 GROW Report Card Event at Eastern Hub. Highlights reported at the event include: GROW now has 82 signatories, 46 with action plans underway, most committing to offer employment opportunities or shift to local spend In 2016/17 GROW signatories reported a shift in local...

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Thank YOU!

Posted on December 22, 2017 in GROW Updates

On behalf of the GROW team, we would like to thank you all for your support in 2017. Working together, the G21 region achieved: 70 signed up to the GROW Compact (click here to see who is involved) 10 Compact Action Plans published on the website with 30 others in progress (click here for more...

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