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Hundreds of jobs on offer at Jobs Expo

Ministers:

The Hon Jason Clare MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Employment

TV tradie, Scott Cam, will be on hand to launch today’s Northern and Western AdelaideKeep Australia WorkingJobs Expo where more than 400 jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer.

Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, Jason Clare, and Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, will join Mr Cam at the Playford Civic Centre today.

Mr Clare said the Civic Centre would be transformed into a jobs supermarket.

“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 about 20 Jobs Expos we are holding around in the country in areas hardest hit by the global recession – like the northern suburbs of Adelaide.”

“The latest drop in unemployment to 5.3 per cent is good news but there is still a lot of work to do in Northern and Western Adelaide.

“Here in the Northern suburbs – unemployment is still well above the national average at 6.1 per cent and one in six people are on unemployment benefits.

More than 50 exhibitors will have jobs on offer – including major local employers and training companies like:

  • More than 150 positions with National Harvest
  • around 20 positions with Kelly Industrial
  • around 15 positions with Anglicare
  • 15 positions with JP support services
  • 10 positions with WESLO Staff.

Mr Champion said other employers who will have jobs on offer include Woolworths, Inghams and the Crowne Plaza.

“The announcement that Bridgestone was closing and the loss of jobs at Holden have been a real blow to the area,” Mr Champion said.

“But the good news is we have jobs on offer today – so anyone looking for a job should come to Playford today, bring their resume and apply.

“This Jobs Expo is about getting people in Adelaide back to work.

“It is a one-stop jobs shop – bringing together employers with jobs and people who are looking for jobs.