May 11, 2020, 05:00 AM

CITYWIDE is hiring hundreds of workers to be mobilised on COVID-19 cleansing and sanitisation services to help prepare communities across metropolitan Melbourne for a return to normal life.

   As part of Working for Victoria, a state government initiative in collaboration with the City of Melbourne, an initial 210 workers displaced from their original jobs are being recruited to fast-track the cleansing and disinfecting of public areas.

   The Working for Victoria scheme has been established to create meaningful work opportunities for tens of thousands of Victorians displaced from their regular jobs in other industries by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

   The new workforce is being funded by the state government and will be mobilised to deliver disinfecting services of popular areas and communal touch points such as public seating, bike hoops and street litter bins, initially across Port Phillip, Maribyrnong and Stonnington councils.

   “This is a great opportunity for our business, our customers and the many people who have been displaced from several of Australia’s most affected industries,” Duncan Reid, Executive of Operations, said.

   “As the result of a local state government initiative to create ‘instant’ employment and to mobilise emergency sanitisation programs, it creates an opportunity to deliver additional services with all-round benefits for all our customers, communities and our business.”


 

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Simon Mossman - Group Corporate Communications 
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