Job seekers will have the chance to chat to prospective employers’ face to face when the Federal Coalition Government’s jobs fair comes to Rockhampton on Friday 11 March.
Bringing together job seekers, employers, employment providers and industry bodies, the fairs are being rolled out across Australia, helping the economy bounce back from the effects of COVID-19.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, said the Federal Coalition Government’s jobs fairs have played an important part in helping locals get into jobs across Australia.
‘Today there are hundreds of thousands of jobs going and we want everyone to be able to get into work,’ Minister Robert said.
‘This upcoming fair in Rockhampton will help connect locals with jobs and encourage anyone looking for work or to make a career change to get along.’
Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, said the fairs have been held around Australia for four years now, connecting thousands of job seekers with those looking to hire.
‘More than 63,500 people have attended 57 jobs fairs since they began in 2018,’ Assistant Minister Howarth said.
‘We want to help as many people as possible from Rockhampton and the surrounding region to find work and improve their prospects, through upskilling and reskilling. Job fairs are proving to be highly effective in helping us achieve this goal.’
Member for Capricornia, the Hon Michelle Landry MP, encouraged job seekers to take advantage of everything the jobs fair had to offer.
‘The event will feature workshops from business and industry professionals to help people get job ready and secure their next role,’ Ms Landry said.
‘With skills shortages in many industries across the region, this is a great time to be looking for work. These jobs fairs are a fantastic way to meet employers face to face and get a foot in the door.’
The jobs fair is a free event and runs from 10 am to 2:30 pm at Robert Schwarten Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds, New Exhibition Road, Wandal.
Registrations are encouraged but not essential. For more details visit: www.dese.gov.au/rockhamptonjf