Ballarat's economic base has gone through many changes from gold mining and farming in its early days to value-added food processing and manufacture of high-tech machinery components. Of increasing importance is the service sector, including tourism and information technology services, but manufacturing remains one of the region's largest employers.
The Ballarat Ai Group office looks after the interests of members throughout the Ballarat and Wimmera region, offering services such as training, workplace relations advice, and networking through HR, Sustainability and Safety Networking Groups. The office has close ties with Federal, State and Local Government representatives and works closely with these organisations to ensure members are aware of how the Ai Group can assist them. Ballarat members have supported regional surveys conducted by Ai Group and the data they input is used to promote the manufacturing base throughout the region.
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