Hundreds of jobs and training opportunities on offer in Broadmeadows

Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou is urging local residents of all ages to attend the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Broadmeadows on Tuesday, 15 May 2012. “Job seekers and those looking to improve their skills will find hundreds of local job and training opportunities at the expo,” Ms Vamvakinou said. “The Jobs and Skills Expo is part of the Australian Government’s action plan to tackle unemployment and skills gaps in the Hume region. “Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expos held in the Greater Melbourne region since 2010 have connected more than 2,500 people with real jobs and many more to skills training opportunities. That’s why I’m bringing the expo to Broadmeadows.” Large jobs boards filled with vacancies for all ages and skills levels and a skills board where registered training organisations will promote courses available in the area. The Expo will be held at the Broadmeadows Leisure & Netball Centre from 10am — 3pm on Tuesday, 15 May. Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis encouraged job seekers, employers and training and educational organisations in the region to get involved in the expo, which is part of the Government’s ‘Building Australia’s Future Workforce’ initiative.
“This is an excellent opportunity for local job seekers and people interested in undertaking further skills training to meet a range of employers and training providers in a single location,” Ms Ellis said. “The Government is supporting employers through programs and incentives that help give Australians the skills employers are looking for, and the Jobs and Skills Expos provide a great opportunity to connect employers with potential employees. “The expos are designed to create a jobs and skills marketplace, connecting job seekers with jobs and skills training opportunities. There will be employers, employment services providers and training providers together with other agencies, all under one roof, all on one day.”

Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr said the Broadmeadows Jobs and Skills Expo is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to action at a local level. He urged local employers to get involved in the event and help get local people back to work. “Exhibiting is free, so I encourage local employers to get on board. Even if you can’t be an exhibitor on the day, your job vacancy or skills training opportunity can be displayed at the expo on the day,” Senator Kim Carr said.“We want people to be able to fully participate in society — finding a job or some training can be a good place to start. That’s why we offer real opportunities close to home,” Senator Carr said. “If you want to up-skill, re-skill or return to work then these expos can help you take the first step.”

Since October 2009, the 49 Jobs and Skills Expos held across Australia connecting more than 18,800 people with jobs and many thousands more to training opportunities.

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