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THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT PARTICIPATION
AND CHILD CARE
THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK
MINISTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES
15 November 2010
More than 230 job seekers find success at Coffs Harbour Expo
More than 230 people were connected with job opportunities, apprenticeships and training at Coffs Harbour Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expo held last Friday at the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds.
Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care, Kate Ellis announced that the Coffs Harbour Jobs and Skills Expo was a great success.
"This Expo will make a big difference in the lives of many job-seekers in the Coffs Harbour region," Ms Ellis said.
"The 1,850 people who attended the expo took full advantage of the 425 job opportunities available on the day, submitting 834 resumes to the 62 exhibitors."
The Minister for Human Services, Tanya Plibersek, praised local job seekers, training providers and businesses who worked together at the event to make it such a success.
"Friday's Jobs and Skills Expo is a great boost for the Coffs Coast region," Ms Plibersek said.
"The expos form part of the Government's Keep Australia working strategy, with more than $715 million allocated to fund over 3350 projects in the Richmond-Tweed and Clarence Valley region under the Nation Building Plan.
"Since October 2009, 35 Jobs and Skills Expos have been held across the country."
More information is available from www.centrelink.gov.au, www.keepaustraliaworking.gov.au, or 13 2850.
Minister Ellis' media contact: Elissa McKay 0417 803 403
Minister Plibersek's media contact: Simon Crittle, 0437 370 438
Non-media enquiries: 1300 363 079