Media Release

16 July 2015

Ondarchie: Figures out today show job losses in Geelong

Thursday 16 July 2015

 

Figures out today show job losses in Geelong

Official figures show that Geelong has lost 10,500 full-time jobs since Daniel Andrews came to office.

Australian Bureau of Statistic data released today reveals the number of people in full-time jobs in Geelong has fallen from 79,700 in December 2014 to 69,200 in June 2015.

Shadow Minister for Jobs, Craig Ondarchie said the figures make a mockery of Daniel Andrews’ claim that every job is worth fighting for.

“Daniel Andrews promised to fight for every Victorian job, but since the election we’re hearing excuse after excuse for job losses in this area,” Mr Ondarchie said.

“Labor’s promise that their Bay West ports plan would create ‘jobs, jobs jobs’ has now been shown as a cruel hoax to the people of Geelong.

“Daniel Andrews promised to create 100,000 full-time jobs within two years of coming to office across Victoria, but all we have seen are sharp falls in full-time employment.

“At a time when we need to be creating jobs in Geelong, only 2.9 per cent of Daniel Andrews’ major infrastructure funding is being spent in regional Victoria.

“Under Daniel Andrews the growth of regional Victoria is on-hold and his promise of new jobs is all talk and no action.”