Release type: Joint Media Release

Date:

Jobs fair returns to Albany

Ministers:

The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
Acting Minister for Education and Youth
The Hon Luke Howarth MP
Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services
Mr Rick Wilson MP
Member for O'Connor

Job seekers and businesses looking to hire workers in Albany and further afield will gather under the same roof on Wednesday, 16 March, for the city’s second jobs fair.

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, said the fairs were an important part of assisting Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, through introducing skilled and non-skilled workers to businesses struggling with staff shortages. 

“Boosting the skills of Australians to help them get back into work is at the heart of our Economic Recovery Plan,” Minister Robert said.

“The region’s major employers include construction, primary production, retail trade, healthcare and social assistance, education and training, and manufacturing.

“The region also has a very dynamic small business sector, with a strong commercial and entrepreneurial culture. 

“As Minister for Employment, I am determined to ensure that job seekers in Albany and the wider community are given all the assistance they need.

“There has never been a better time to be looking for work.”

Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, said the fairs had been held around Australia for four years now, connecting thousands of job seekers with those looking to hire.

“More than 64,000 people have attended 58 jobs fairs since they began in 2018,” Assistant Minister Howarth said.

‘We want to help as many people as possible from Albany and surrounding regions to find work and improve their employment prospects, through upskilling and reskilling. Job fairs are proving to be highly effective in helping us achieve this goal.’ 

Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson MP, encouraged job seekers to take advantage of the range of information that will be available to help them along their employment journey.
    
“Presentations will be held on a range of topics to help people get a job, and assistance with résumé and interview preparation is also available,” Mr Wilson said.

The Albany Jobs Fair is free and runs from 10am to 2.30pm at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

Registrations are encouraged but not essential. For more details visit: www.dese.gov.au/albanyjf