Helping local women get local jobs

Tuesday, 21 May In

As part of an initiative to provide local jobs to local people, we've partnered with social enterprise m-Time to help get women living at Flemington Housing Estate back into work.

If you’re looking for employees or interns remember to think local, and buy from local suppliers.

Cr Jim Cusack

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said three women from the housing estate had already been employed by m-Time, and have been matched to local families seeking assistance.

“Many women living at Flemington Housing Estate are looking for flexible roles as they support their children. We’ve been able to connect these highly-skilled women with the social enterprise,” Cr Sharpe said.

“This opportunity came about as part of our Flemington Works program, which is helping create jobs for some of our more disadvantaged residents, particularly young people and women who are struggling to find work.”

m-Time aims to provide “me time” for busy parents by employing “moncierges” to provide cooking, cleaning, housekeeping and nannying services.

Community wellbeing spokesperson Cr Jim Cusack said many women at the estate have the skills in these areas and just need the chance to demonstrate them.

“We find there are a lot of mothers living on Flemington Housing Estate who struggle to re-enter the workforce due to a lack of workplace flexibility,” Cr Cusack said.

“This initiative is a valuable opportunity to support women build their confidence as they return to work, and apply their skills locally. If you’re looking for employees or interns remember to think local, and buy from local suppliers.”

Find out more about the program by contacting Flemington Community Centre on 8325 1800.

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