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GROW Gippsland for Employers

GROW Gippsland seeks to make a positive social impact by maximising opportunities for those who may otherwise have barriers to finding work. In addition to increasing local employment opportunities, GROW Gippsland intentionally focusses on employment opportunities for young people, transitioning workers, Aboriginal people, people with a disability and long-term unemployed. If you are looking to employ people with barriers to work, GROW Gippsland provides access to resources, networks and support services to assist your business through the process.

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Grow your social outcomes

By ensuring that your employment processes maximise opportunities for local and social impact, your business can make a positive contribution to the Gippsland economy.

The GROW Gippsland employment toolkit provides buyers with a series of innovative tools, documents and case studies to support inclusive employment practices in the Gippsland region.

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Connect with Local Support

GROW Gippsland partners with employment support providers across the region to offer employers support in creating employment opportunities for people with barriers to work.

Find local support providers in your area who can assist your business in maximising social impact through employment.

  • Social Traders

    Australia’s leading organisation that connects social enterprise with social procurement opportunities. Through certification and an annual buyer membership, Social Traders links business and government buyers with social enterprise.

  • Kinaway

    Through policy, advocacy, and representation services, Kinaway seeks to grow the capacity of the Aboriginal business sector, entrepreneurs, and Aboriginal business leadership in Victoria.

  • Supply Nation

    The Australian leader in Indigenous supplier diversity, established in 2009 to connect its membership of Australia’s leading government agencies and corporates with 1450 Indigenous businesses across the country.

  • Ladder Step Up

    The Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program helps young people build on their strengths and explore different jobs and industries.

  • Indigenous Employment Program Steps to the Future

    Steps to the Future offers pre-employment Training, industry tasters, wage assistance, cross cultural training and in-employment mentoring support for both employees and employers.

  • GEST

    GEST provides accredited and non-accredited training to support people into work. 

  • East Gippsland Food Cluster (EGFC)

    EGFC are collaborative agrifood industry leaders supporting a sustainable food sector across Gippsland. EGFC work with jobseekers and industry to get people into sustainable work in the agrifood sector. 

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Purchase local goods and services

By signing the GROW Gippsland Compact your business commits to looking for opportunities to redirect spend towards local businesses and to creating better social outcomes. These social outcomes can include buying from social enterprise, Aboriginal business, or directly employing job seekers with barriers to work.

As a GROW Compact Member, we will assist in the identification, delivery and measurement of your businesses individual GROW objectives.


For the most up to date information and resources, sign up!