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150 find jobs at Cairns expo 26 July 2013

Senator the Hon Jan McLucas Minister for Human Services

Senator The Hon John Hogg Senator for Queensland

More than 150 local job seekers were connected with jobs as a result of the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Cairns today.

Around 3000 people attended the event taking full advantage of the 230 local full-time and part-time job opportunities on offer while connecting with the 50 exhibitors to discuss their employment possibilities.

Federal Minister for Human Services, Senator Jan McLucas said the Cairns Jobs and Skills Expo achieved real results for local people looking for employment and training.

"Local job seekers turned out in numbers to take the many employment and training opportunities on offer," Senator McLucas said.

"Exhibitors have told us that around 150 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. This now means more than 1100 local people have been connected with jobs from the expos held in Cairns since October 2009.

Queensland Senator John Hogg said the Federal Labor Government's Jobs and Skills Expos have been highly effective, with more than 29,800 people connected with employment and training opportunities nationally in less than four years.

"Labor stands for jobs and we've created over 960,000 jobs since 2007," Senator Hogg said.

"These expos are a one-stop-shop for jobs and skills training that gather job seekers and employers with vacancies at one venue to match people to suitable employment and training opportunities.

"Their success is self-evident; tens of thousands of jobseekers walking in looking for a job and walking out having found one."