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The Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expos Connects More Than 13,500 People with Job Opportunities in it’s First Year

Canberra, ACT (News4us.com) November 2, 2010

The Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expos Connects More Than 13,500 People with Job Opportunities in it's First Year

The Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expos Connects More Than 13,500 People with Job Opportunities in it's First Year

More than 13,500 people across the country have been connected with job opportunities in the first year of the Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expos.

“These expos create instant connections to jobs and training by bringing job seekers, employers and training providers together,” Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care, Kate Ellis said.

“More than 140,000 people have attended the 33 expos held across Australia so far.

“This is a practical example of the Australian Government’s commitment to investing in communities who are doing it tough, and helping people get back to work.”

More than 2600 employers, employment service providers and training providers have attended the expos, showing overwhelming support for their communities.

“The Government has heard many success stories from the expos, including a job seeker with a hearing impairment who was unemployed for over two years and walked away from the Ballarat expo with a job,” Minister for Human Services, Tanya Plibersek said.

“There are also many great success stories from employers who have filled positions with people who have presented resumes at expos.”

As the Australian economy recovers there is a growing importance on building skills in key occupations to ease skill shortages now and in the future.

Training providers and Skills Boards at the expos promote training courses to help communities develop a skilled workforce.

The expos are helping ensure Australia’s vulnerable regions are not left behind in the economic recovery.

The next expo will be held in Werribee, Victoria, on 8 November 2010.

More information is available at www.keepaustraliaworking.gov.au

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