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More than 1300 Bundaberg locals attend jobs Expo



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More than 1300 Bundaberg locals attend jobs Expo Senator the Hon Jan McLucas Minister for Human Services

Senator the Hon John Hogg Senator for Queensland

23 May 2013

More than 1300 local job seekers were connected with local jobs and training thanks to the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Bundaberg today.

Federal Minister for Human Services Senator Jan McLucas said the Bundaberg Jobs and Skills Expo was a great success with more than 250 jobs on offer.

"People took advantage of the many local full-time and part-time job opportunities, submitting 420 resumes to the 45 exhibitors - with many more interviews still to take place," Senator McLucas said.

"Exhibitors have told us that 75 of the full-time and part-time job vacancies on display at the Expo are likely to be filled by people who attended the event. That's a great outcome for the whole community.

"While the result from this week's Expo is a great boost for the region, we know there's more work to be done.

"Our government is committed to providing programs to ensure everyone has an opportunity to work, or has access to the skills training they need help them get a job."

Senator Hogg said the outcome of the Expo was a testament to the local community.

"I'm delighted the local community rallied behind the Expo and so many people took the opportunity to make connections with employers and training providers," Senator Hogg said.

"The Bundaberg Jobs and Skills Expo was a great boost, not just for local job seekers but also for the many companies and businesses who have found new employees here today.

"It is never too late to up-skill, re-skill or engage in the workforce and the Expo helped local job seekers take an important first step."

Since October 2009, 78 Expos have been held across the country linking more than 27,000 people up to a job or training opportunity as part of the Gillard Labor Government's $3 billion Building Australia's Future Workforce package.

More information on the Jobs and Skills Expos from the website www.humanservices.gov.au/expos