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TV Tradie Scott Cam kicks off Central Coast’s Jobs Expo

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib
Minister for Employment Participation
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery

Australia’s favourite tradie Scott Cam will be on hand today to launch the Central Coast’s Keep Australia Working Jobs Expo where around 450 jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer.

Minister for Employment Participation Senator Mark Arbib and Parliamentary Secretary for Employment Jason Clare will join Mr Cam at Mingara today.

“The Central Coast has been hit hard by the global recession. Unemployment here is at 6.3 per cent – a full percentage point higher than the national average,” Senator Arbib said.

“And youth unemployment is 14 per cent, well above the national average.

“In places like the Central Coast we need to go the extra mile to help get people back to work. That’s why we’ve transformed Mingara into a jobs supermarket. We’ve got 450 jobs on offer.”

“It’s pretty simple. We are putting local employers with jobs and local people looking for work in one place,” Mr Clare said.

“This is one of more than 20 Jobs Expos we are holding around in the country in areas hardest hit by the global recession – like the Central Coast.”

Around 80 exhibitors will have jobs on offer – including major local employers and training companies like:

  • 60 jobs with Sunnyfield,
  • 20 jobs with Centrelink,
  • More than 15 jobs with the Central Coast Area Health Service, and
  • 14 jobs with Adecco.

Some of the jobs on offer include electricians, nurses, TAFE teachers, community support workers as well as jobs in manufacturing and hospitality.

Senator Arbib said other employers who will have jobs on offer include TAFE NSW, Wyong Council and Racing NSW.

“This Jobs Expo is about getting people in the Central Coast back to work,” Senator Arbib said.