Supporting young Victorians into the workforce

If you’re looking for staff, Jobs Victoria is backing businesses with a range of free services – including our YConnect program. 

YConnect is a local youth employment service that helps people aged 15-24 in the Bendigo region and across metropolitan Melbourne to take the first steps in their career. 

Working with a youth mentor, young people are supported to build their skills and confidence. When they are ready, we match them with the right employer, and provide follow-up support to make sure the placement is a success. 

YConnect is part of Jobs Victoria, which is currently running its Backing You campaign to get people back into work as the economy reopens. 

The campaign tugs at the heartstrings, showing how important employment and businesses are to a ‘return to normal’ after the COVID pandemic. 

Through our YConnect program, we provide a free tailored training and recruitment service for your business. The YConnect team is based in your community and understands your needs. 

There is no cost and no risk to your business and you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $20,000. We can help you confirm eligibility and apply. 

Click here to learn more about our YConnect program. 

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