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Federal Government expo to help Perth job seekers

Ministers:

The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth
Minister for Employment Participation

The Federal Government will hold one of its successful Jobs and Skills Expo in Perth on Friday, 19 July providing hundreds of employment and skills training opportunities for local job seekers.

The Government’s travelling employment road show has seen more than 28,000 job seekers connected with jobs and skills vacancies since it began in 2009.

Employment Participation Minister Kate Ellis said the Expos are a practical way to connect job seekers looking for work with employers looking to fill job vacancies and training positions.

“Our Jobs and Skills Expos have been a remarkable success across the country and I’m pleased one is now locked in for Perth,” Ms Ellis said.

“Previous Jobs and Skills Expos held in Rockingham, Mandurah and Kwinana connected nearly 1,000 job seekers with jobs and many more with skills training opportunities.

“We want to build on those WA successes and that’s why we’ve brought the Jobs and Skills Expo to Perth.

“The Expos are a unique way of assisting people who are genuinely looking for work.

“There’ll big jobs boards filled with current and future job vacancies and skills training opportunities in many different fields, for people of all ages and skill sets.

There will also be the Resources Sector Jobs Board to help local job seekers make the most employment opportunities in the resources industry.

“People attending the expo can expect a carnival like atmosphere but with a very real purpose and that is to find jobs for local job seekers.”

Ms Ellis said programs like the Jobs and Skills Expos shows the Federal Government’s commitment to providing employment opportunities to all Australians.

“Labor stands for jobs and we’ve created over 950,000 jobs since 2007. These Expos are just another practical way that our Government is investing in jobs and skills training,” she said.

The Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo will be held on Friday, 19 July from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth.

To be involved as an exhibitor, place a job vacancy or to find out more about the Perth Jobs and Skills Expo call 13 1158 or go to humanservices.gov.au/expos.