East Gippsland Shire Council is calling on job seekers, employers and professionals seeking fresh prospects to mark their calendars for the Gippsland Jobs Expo Bairnsdale, which will take place from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm on Thursday, August 24.
Organised by East Gippsland Shire Council in collaboration with East Gippsland Marketing Inc, the East Gippsland Jobs Expo aims to bridge the gap between jobseekers and local employers – including Council, which will be advertising a range of positions as well as providing career information.
This event, to be held at Cremin Hall, 38 Pyke Street, Bairnsdale, will also give jobseekers of all ages a chance to explore career options in a rapidly changing jobs market.
The event is tipped to attract around 40 employers and more than 100 job seekers. Participating companies will showcase multiple job vacancies. In addition, a jobs board featuring hundreds of jobs will be displayed.
Acting Mayor Cr Arthur Allen said the expo will offer an exceptional opportunity for local employers to generate connections and fill vacancies with a ready workforce at a time of labour shortages.
"The Gippsland Jobs Expo will offer a fantastic platform for employers and would-be employees to meet and chat in an informal setting and will showcase the jobs, apprenticeships and careerpathways available across many sectors in East Gippsland," Cr Allen said.
The expo will also include a Skills &Jobs Centre, run by TAFE Gippsland, which will offer job seekers express resume checks and interview skills coaching.
The event is free and there will be a free sausage sizzle and free coffee available, giving attendees a chance to refuel.
The expo is aligned with the Council's Economic Development Strategy, which means it will emphasise fostering business and creating a future-focused economy, promoting industries such as health, NDIS support services, government, administrative roles, recreation, agriculture, travel and accommodation.
Employers are asked to register for this event with Council's Economic Development team.