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350 jobs on offer at Fraser Coast Jobs Expo

10 February 2020

More than 350 jobs will be on offer this week at the Fraser Coast Jobs Expo.

Councillor Paul Truscott said the Jobs Expo will be held at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 12 February.

“The Expo will connect job seekers with employers across a range of industries.  More than 150 jobs are available locally or in regions close by in the manufacturing, tourism, health and retail sectors,” Cr Truscott said.

“The Australian Defence Force has 200 positions they are looking to fill, while positions available in the health sector cover everything from disability services to aged care and community care.”

Thirty businesses have signed on to exhibit at the Jobs Expo, which is being organised by the Fraser Coast Regional Council in partnership with the Australian Government as part of the Regional Employment Trials Program.

“Bring your resumes and talk to the many exhibitors about jobs that are available, or find out more about career opportunities in their industries,” Cr Truscott said.

The Jobs Expo will also be the launch pad for the Fraser Coast Older Workforce Advocate.

“The advocate, Greig Bolderrow, has been employed under the Regional Employment Trails program to help motivate jobseekers over 45 years of age overcome barriers to employment,” Cr Truscott said.

“The program includes bringing together local jobseekers with local businesses. The jobseekers learn about various industries on the Fraser Coast and the businesses get to meet a pool of available talent.

“The Older Workforce Advocate is part of the team which helps jobseekers prepare and present themselves and their qualifications.

“The first group of 20 older jobseekers start their training sessions today (February 10). The program allows us to boost training, professional development and skills education opportunities that align with regional priorities to support employment outcomes.

“This program will better tailor training to suit the jobs availability in our area, and the training needs of our job seekers.”