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22 Feb 2013 - Linking Thousands More Australians Up to a Job
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
Minister for Employment Participation
SENATOR KIM CARR
Minister for Human Services
Friday, 22 February 2013
LINKING THOUSANDS MORE AUSTRALIANS UP TO A JOB
The Australian Government will deliver a series of Jobs and Skills Expos across the country this year as part of its nationwide strategy to support jobs and training and promote local job opportunities.
Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis and Minister for Human Services Kim Carr today announced the Australian Government will deliver 11 Jobs and Jobs and Skills Expos to link thousands of Australians up to a job.
"We have created more than 800,000 jobs since coming into office, and we want make sure everyone is sharing in the prosperity of the strong Australian economy," Minister Ellis said.
"While the national economy is performing well, we know there are some pockets of regions that need some extra help, that's why we're rolling out on the ground support to the 20 priority employment areas across Australia.
"We know these Expos get results - we've held 69 across Australia, connecting more than 24,700 people up to employment and training opportunities."
"These Expos are also great for local employers looking for staff - they create a one-stop-shop for jobs and training, bringing together job seekers, employers, employment services providers and training organisations all under one roof."
Minister for Human Services Kim Carr said Expos encouraged local organisations, businesses and jobseekers to get involved in the expos.
"This is an excellent opportunity for local employers and training providers to promote jobs and training places, and meet people who are ready to work. Local job seekers and people interested in further training can save time by meeting a large number of employers and training providers in one day, at a single location," Senator Kim Carr said.
"Exhibiting is free, so I encourage local employers to get on board. Even if you can't be an exhibitor on the day, your job vacancy or training opportunity can be displayed."
The expos will have jobs board with jobs on offer and skills board displaying local skills training opportunities available in the area.
Those interested in exhibiting or advertising a job vacancy at any of the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo should call 13 11 58 or visit the website at www.humanservices.gov.au/expos.
Employers can also contact their Local Employment Coordinator at any time to follow up on available assistance. Contact details for Local Employment Coordinators can be found at http://deewr.gov.au/list-local-employment-coordinators.
Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expos are planned in the following regions: