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Queensland stars helping job seekers in Bundaberg

Ministers:

The Hon Jason Clare MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Employment

Former rugby league great Artie Beetson and the host of the Creek to Coast fishing show, Scott Hillier, will join forces to help job seekers in the Bundaberg area to secure work.

Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, Jason Clare, today announced Beeston and Hillier would be the guest Jobs Ambassadors for the ‘Keep Australia Working’ Centrelink Jobs Expo, to be held on Wednesday 19 May at the Bundaberg Civic Centre from 10am – 3pm.

There will be hundreds of jobs on offer from local businesses, apprenticeship organisations and Government agencies.

Mr Clare said many local jobs seekers needed practical help – which is what the Expo will provide.

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

“Unemployment in Bundaberg is at 7.3 per cent, two per cent above the national average of 5.3 per cent. That’s why this is so important.”

There will be jobs available across a range of industries including from employers like Woolworths, Bundaberg Walkers Engineering, Bundaberg Cabs and Telstra who will all be there on the day with jobs to fill.

“I encourage all job seekers to come on down to the Jobs Expo. Come and talk to the employers and check-out the huge jobs board with hundreds of jobs,” Mr Clare said.

Those interested in exhibiting at the Jobs Expo should contact Centrelink on (07) 4151 9230.

The Bundaberg Jobs Expo is one of more than 20 Keep Australia Working Jobs Expos the Rudd Government is running in areas that have been hit hard by the Global Recession. The 12 Jobs Expos held so far have attracted more than 57,000 people and created up to 4,500 jobs.