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One-stop job and skills shop ready to help Ipswich job seekers

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One-stop job and skills shop ready to help Ipswich job seekers

Senator the Hon Jan McLucas Minister for Human Services

The Hon Shayne Neumann MP Member for Blair

30 May 2013

The Australian Government's one-stop-jobs and skills shop will return to Ipswich on Friday 14 June providing employment and skills training opportunities for local job seekers.

Federal Minister for Human Services, Senator Jan McLucas said the expo provides a practical way to connect job seekers looking for work with employers with jobs and skills training opportunities.

"They're a one-stop jobs and skills marketplace, where job seekers, employers and skills training organisations can engage in person and build relationships which often lead to jobs or linking people with the skills needed to get a job."

"The Jobs and Skills Expos are a great chance for local job seekers and businesses across the region to come together and explore local job opportunities," Senator McLucas said.

Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann said the Jobs and Skills Expos have proven a success in connecting job seekers with jobs.

"The Jobs and Skills Expo travelling employment road show has seen more than 27,000 job seekers connected with jobs from the 78 expos held across the country," said Mr Neumann.

"Previous expos held in held in Ipswich connected more than 500 job seekers with real jobs and skills training opportunities, so I'm encouraging job seekers from all over the region to attend the expo and take advantage of the many job vacancies that will be on offer.

"There'll be big jobs boards filled with current and future job vacancies and skills training opportunities in many different fields, for people of all ages and skill sets. There will also be the Resources Sector Jobs Board to help local job seekers make the most employment opportunities in the booming resources industry.

Senator McLucas said programs like the Jobs and Skills Expos shows the Gillard Government's commitment to providing employment opportunities to parts of Australia that need it most.

"Labor stands for jobs and we've created over 900,000 jobs since 2007. This is just another practical way that our Government is investing in jobs and skills training."

The Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo will be held on Friday, 14 June from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwich Road, Ipswich.

To be involved as an exhibitor, place a job vacancy or to find out more about the Ipswich Jobs and Skills Expo, call 13 11 58 or go to[6].