This Week In The Market – 1 October 2019

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In this week’s Market News:

– Children in the Market wrap up
– Pina provides a great Market safety tip
– Recruitment services available to Market businesses

Market News

Children in the Market wrap up

People often say working at the Melbourne Market is like being part of one big family. It certainly felt like that last week when we held our regular “Children in the Market” days.
All children in attendance received some delicious fruit for a healthy snack as well as a ‘Make your body sing’ Australian Banana drink bottle.
Thanks to everyone for making sure all our visiting children were kept safe during their time at the Market.
You can view all the photos from the event by clicking here.

Professional recruitment services at no cost to you – jobactive makes hiring staff easy

Jobactive is a recruitment service that can help you find the right staff, at no cost to you.
Local providers will work directly with you to find job-ready candidates in your area.
A local jobactive provider will find out what you need, then shortlist and screen the best candidates for your business.
Providers can also

  • arrange for a job seeker to do training specific to the needs of your business.
  • offer continued support as your new employee settles into your business

Your business may be able to get up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) when you hire an eligible new employee through a provider.
If you would like to learn more, click the button below to register your interest and the MMA can organise for a jobactive representative to visit the Market to speak with interested businesses.
Visit for more information.

I want to learn more about jobactive recruitment services

Weekly words of wisdom

For any Market emergency or incident that requires an immediate response from an MRO call:
9258 6120 
Save the number in your phone today.
Thanks for the tip Pina!

Fire Warden Training

After several requests from Market businesses, a fire warden training course will be held for Market tenants. Business Principals can nominate themselves or a representative from their business to attend the course, free of charge.
Those who attend the training will gain the skills needed to be a fire warden for their business in the event of an emergency.
When: Monday 28 October 2019, 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Where: Conference Room, Ground Floor, Administration Building
Cost: Free of charge

Are you concerned about your drinking or drug use?

There are many organisations that offer drug and alcohol-related support services.
Direct Line – 1800 888 236
DirectLine provides a confidential 24-hour telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone in Victoria wishing to discuss alcohol or drug-related issues.
A comprehensive list of other drug and alcohol support services can be found on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website at

Industry News

Retailers – Are you ready for casual penalty rates to increase?

Employers in the retail industry will soon be affected by the next phase of increases to Saturday and evening penalty rates for casual employees, coming into effect on October 1.
The Fair Work Commission’s decision regarding the increases late last year received widespread criticism from retailers.
Read more on the Inside Retail website.

Get the latest retail data on your product lines through free online dashboard

Harvest to Home is an interactive dashboard that provides users with up-to-date consumer trend data on a range of produce commodities on a single platform. The latest comprehensive review to be made available on the dashboard is on capsicum.
Bookmark the free Harvest to Home dashboard and check in regularly to see the latest insights about the performance of your fruit and vegetable lines.

Key Dates

  • Fire Warden Training – Monday 28 October

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