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09 Dec 2011 - Jobs and Skills Expo Connects 1330 to Jobs and Training
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT PARTICIPATION
AND CHILD CARE
THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK
MINISTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES
9 December 2011
Jobs and Skills Expo connects 1330 to jobs and training
A total of 1330 people were connected with employment and skills training opportunities at yesterday's Burnie Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.
Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis said yesterday's Burnie Jobs and Skills Expo was a great success.
"Since being introduced in October 2009, 42 Jobs and Skills Expos have been held across the country," Ms Ellis said.
"The 1330 people who attended the expo yesterday took full advantage of the more than 500 job opportunities, submitting 766 resumes to the 61 exhibitors."
Burnie falls within one of the Government's priority employment areas.
"These are areas that need extra help in this patchwork economy," Ms Ellis said.
Ms Ellis said the workforce participation rate in the Burnie region is below the national average and the increase in unemployment beneficiaries is above the national average.
"That's why the Jobs and Skills Expo was so important," she said.
Minister for Human Services, Tanya Plibersek, praised local job seekers, skills training providers and businesses who worked together at the event to make it such a success.
"Yesterday's Jobs and Skills Expo was a great boost for the region," she said.
"The expos form part of the federal Government's $3 billion 'Building Australia's Future Workforce' package."
More information on the Jobs and Skills Expos is available by calling 13 11 58 or from the website at www.humanservices.gov.au/expos.