Employment centre vow

THE Liberal Party has pledged to build an employment and training centre in Dandenong if it wins Saturday’s State Election.
The Work and Learning Centre is one of three promised by the government at a cost of $3.15 million.
It will host clients who are long-term unemployed, have a disability, suffer mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse or are new arrivals to Australia.
Dandenong Liberal candidate Joanna Palatsides said it would provide career guidance, job-search support and access to vocational and education training.
The centre will be supported by charitable organisation Brotherhood of St Laurence.
According to the government, five previously built centres have provided 900 people with employment and placed more than 2000 into training.