The Morrison Government’s Jobs Fairs are hitting the Gold Coast this week. Job seekers on the Gold Coast can meet employers face-to-face, discover what skills and qualifications they need for various careers, and possibly get offered a job on the spot at an upcoming jobs fair.
The fair – to be held on Wednesday 13 April at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – will bring together employers, training organisations, trade associations, and employment service providers.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business and Member for the Gold Coast seat of Fadden, Stuart Robert, said the jobs fair was part of the Morrison Government’s Local Jobs Plan, which was helping build a strong economy and a stronger future across the Gold Coast.
‘The Morrison Government is building a strong economy and a stronger future here on the Gold Coast and thanks to tourists flocking back to the Coast our economy is firing with thousands of jobs going right now,’ Minister Robert said.
‘At the fair, you can talk directly to employers. You will also get practical information on what they are looking for and how to transform your résumé into a job-winning document.’
Minster for Home Affairs and Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said the Morrison Government’s strong support for the digital economy meant it was a great time to consider joining the increasingly important field of cybersecurity.
‘Australia’s cybersecurity workforce is expected to grow significantly in coming years, but we’re not waiting – through this Government’s Cyber Security National Workforce Growth Program and Cyber Security Skills Partnerships Innovation Fund we’re giving the next generation of cyber security professionals the edge they need for tomorrow, today’ Minister Andrews said.
‘The Gold Coast is a prime location for work in this cutting-edge field, with several tech firms already established here. With the jobs fair coming to the Gold Coast, now is the perfect time to see if your skills, training, and expertise could help secure Australia’s digital future.’
Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services, Luke Howarth, said the fairs had been held around Australia for four years now and had been successful in connecting thousands of job seekers with those looking to hire.
‘More than 67,500 people have attended 66 jobs fairs since they began in 2018,’ Assistant Minister Howarth said.
‘We want to help as many people from the Gold Coast region as possible to find work and improve their prospects, through upskilling and reskilling. Job fairs are proving to be highly effective in helping us achieve this goal.’
The Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell, encouraged job seekers on the Gold Coast to take advantage of everything the jobs fair has to offer.
‘The event will feature workshops from business and industry professionals to help people get job ready and secure their next role,’ Ms Bell said.
‘If you want to take advantage of Australia’s apprenticeship boom, experts at the jobs fair will tell you how to go about it.
‘Employers across Australia, and especially here on the Gold Coast, are crying out for willing and able workers. These jobs fairs are a fantastic way to meet employers face-to-face and get a foot in the door.’
‘There’s also opportunities for a career in the armed forces with Defence Force Recruitment ready to help you chart the right course for you.’
The Gold Coast Jobs Fair is a free event and runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Registrations are essential to comply with COVID safe guidelines. For more details visit: www.dese.gov.au/goldcoastjf