The Buloke Shire Council will employ up to 50 new staff in a range of positions as part of a new state government initiative.
New staff will work for up to six months across the organisation including outdoor workers, engineers, project managers and community service staff as part of the Working for Victoria initiative.
The program is a $500 million program that aims to support communities and contribute to the state's ability to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by helping jobseekers find work and employers find those workers.
Buloke is one of 28 councils taking part in the program and shire chief executive Anthony Judd said council would ensure the new staff member's time with Buloke is beneficial each of them as well as the community.
"This is an exciting and worthwhile initiative that council is pleased to be getting involved in," he said. "It is incumbent on large organisations like ours to do all we can to support families and the community at any time, let alone during such a health and economic crisis.
"Council, and I am sure the community, are grateful to the Victorian Government for the opportunity to be able to have a positive impact on 50 families. To be able to do our part and place people in meaningful employment, will hopefully take that financial pressure off.
"We will be working quickly to be ready to recruit and induct the temporary staff and ensure they have a positive experience and at the same time help Council to support the community during this difficult time".
For more information or to register for job opportunities visit www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria