Centrelink jobs expo to be held

PEOPLE looking for work and those looking for workers are all invited to one of the region’s most important job networking opportunities, on Friday, May 28.

A spokesperson said preparations were “all systems go” for the Gympie Keep Australia Working Centrelink Jobs Expo, to be held at the Pavilion at Gympie Showgrounds.

Jobs Expo national manager Malcolm Mill, who is overseeing preparations for the event, said important support for the event had been building for weeks, with an expected crowd of up to 2000 job seekers.

“The interest from business, registered training organisations and Jobs Services Australia providers, as well as from the public, has been very encouraging,” he said.

He said the expos were unique in the way they achieved results for job seekers.

“From the 14 jobs expos held across the country so far, more than 5000 job seekers are now engaged with employers – and we’re expecting similarly positive outcomes in Gympie.

“It’s proving to be a practical way for employers, industry groups, recruitment and training providers as well as federal, state and local governments to connect directly with people looking for work.

“It’s a one-stop shop jobs supermarket where job seekers and employers can meet, build relationships and gauge what they have to offer each other, first hand.”

Far from sending your resume invisibly over the internet, the expo amounts to an interview straight away.

“It’s about real jobs opportunities right now on the day,” Mr Mill said.

Another attraction will be the contribution of celebrity ambassadors and MCs, River to Reef television personality Scott Hillier and Rugby League legend Artie Beetson.

“I’m encouraging everyone to come along, bring a current one-page resume, have a chat with the exhibitors, Scott and Artie and take advantage of the many activities on offer.

“Zinc FM will broadcast live from the venue, with information seminars and a free sausage sizzle,” he said.

Doors open 10am and the function closes at 3pm.

Gympie Times

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