Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 in Victoria

The search for Melbourne’s best job is underway with the city’s employers challenged to put forward their nominations for a real job vacancy that delivers the most rewarding career.

Premier John Brumby said the competition run by Drake International and supported by Mission Australia would find the city’s best job that delivers in categories like career growth, remuneration, fashion, innovation and giving something back to the community.

Mr Brumby said Victoria was the perfect place to hold the Ultimate Jobs Challenge.

“Victoria is the jobs engine room of the nation, creating more than 113,000 jobs in the past 12 months,” Mr Brumby said.

“Almost half the full time jobs created in Australia over the past 12 months have been Victorian jobs.

“While cities around the world are still battling the effects of the Global Financial Crisis we are able to celebrate the fantastic jobs being created every day in this economic powerhouse. Australia is leading the world out of the Global Financial Crisis and Victoria is leading Australia in creating jobs.”

As part of the competition, Melbourne companies will be encouraged to submit job vacancies to be in the running for the ultimate job.  Melburnians will then be able to vote for the ten shortlisted jobs to determine the best job in the nation’s economic engine room.

Job applicants will be encouraged to apply for the ultimate job and embark on a new career. The organisation chosen to offer the winning job will receive the honour of being one Victoria’s best employers, hosting Melbourne’s Ultimate job.

Drake International will be raising funds for Mission Australia throughout the campaign.

“I value every single job in this state and it’s a pity that only one job can be the winner among the thousands of rewarding careers on offer – particularly within Victoria’s world-renowned suite of major sporting events,” Mr Brumby said.

Mr Brumby launched the competition at Charcoal Lane today – a restaurant dedicated to giving aboriginal and disadvantaged Victorians a chance to start a rewarding career in Melbourne’s exciting restaurant and hospitality industry.

He said new ABS statistics to be released tomorrow will show how the state performed against its target of creating 35,000 jobs last financial year to fight off the effects of the Global Financial Crisis.

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