Centrelink Job Expo
The recent Expos were a great success with many job seekers attending. So far nearly 120,000 job seekers have attended the 24 expos, with over 11,300 people being placed in jobs.
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101 Jobs in a day
Wide Bay TAFE was bursting with 2,110 people last Friday, all hopeful of securing one of 299 jobs on offer. By the end of the fivehour Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expo, 770 resumes were received and 101 positions were secured. The Bay event was special guest Senator Claire Moore's first expo, of 36 held Australia-wide since October 2009. "It is exciting," Ms Moore said. "Everyone is here because they want to be here. "It shows that people still have hope, and that's what this is all about." Expo ambassador Scott Hillier, a presenter on Channel 7s Coast to Creek, spoke about landing his dream job, fishing and travelling for a living. "They wanted someone who wanted a dream job and could relate to people," Mr Hillier said. "It's fantastic to see Jobs and Skills Expo ambassador Scott Hillier and Senator Claire Moore attended last week's job-supermarket at the Wide Bay TAFE campus in the Bay where 101 local jobseekers landed a job. people getting or trying to get their dream job." Jobseekers flooded the venue from 10am and by llam organisers had already counted 1,200 people through the doors. The one-stop job supermarket Attracted 65 local and national organisations with jobs on offer, education providers to help jobseekers without the skills they need to land their dream job and financial institutions holding seminars. The expo is in Gympie for the second time this week after landing 150 local people jobs at their first event. Bundaberg hosted the expo in May where then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd attended and Centrelink's Paul Creedon said it to was a huge success. "These events are about real outcomes and real jobs right now," Mr Creedon said. "The looks on people's faces really tell us that people are seeing that there are opportunities. "It represents six week's worth of jobseeking in one day."
From: Hervey Bay City Independent