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Hundreds of jobs on offer at Brisbane expo

Ministers:

The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Minister for Employment Participation
Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care

Hundreds of jobs and training opportunities will be on offer at the Australian Government’s Jobs and Skills Expo at the Eagle Farm Racecourse tomorrow (Tuesday).

Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis will officially open the expo where around 80 exhibitors will set up shop.

Ms Ellis said the expo on Brisbane’s northside was the 76th to be held across Australia since 2009 and follows other successful expos held in Brisbane last year where hundreds of jobs and training opportunities were available.

“I’m very pleased with the variety of jobs and training options available at the Expo,” Ms Ellis said.

“From professional jobs to trades and apprenticeships, white collar and blue collar, full-time, part-time and casual jobs – whoever you are, there are great job and training opportunities at the Expo.

“We know these Expos are getting results – bringing employers, job seekers and training providers together in a single location. More than 26,400 people have been connected with employment and training opportunities so far.

“The Australian Government is supporting employers through programs and incentives to help find and train people.

“This expo provides a great opportunity to connect employers with potential staff.”

Ms Ellis said the Expo was part of the Gillard Government’s ongoing commitment to job creation.

“Exhibiting is free and this Expo is a great opportunity for local employers to connect with local jobseekers,” she said.

“If you can’t be an exhibitor, your job vacancy or skills training opportunity can still be displayed at the Expo on the day.

“Queensland and in particular Brisbane, is one of the regions across Australia currently receiving targeted assistance from the Government in order to create more local jobs.”

The Jobs and Skills Expo will have a jobs board with jobs on offer as well as a skills board where local skills training organisations can promote training opportunities available in the local area.

The Eagle Farm Jobs and Skills Expo will be held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

Minister Ellis will officially open the expo at 1 pm.

Shuttle bus services from Strathpine, Caboolture, Morayfield, Burpengary and Chermside will run to and from the expo throughout the day. Details on the bus services can be found at www.humanservices.gov.au/expos.