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Jobs and skills expos given funding boost

Jobs and skills expos given funding boost

The federal government has invested $15.7 million toward initiatives connecting Australians to jobs.

Jobs and skills expos help many Australians to plan their career path, linking them up with employers and providing apprentice support.

Recent high school or university graduates and those looking to return to the workforce are able to assess their career opportunities at such events, speaking to those in the industry and trying their hand at a number of interactive activities.

The federal government announced yesterday (May 9) that they will invest $15.7 million toward two initiatives that have helped connect “thousands of Australians” to jobs.

The funding will help to bring another ten Jobs and Skills Expos across Australia in the next financial year and ensure that the work of 20 Local Employment Coordinators based in priority employment areas continues.

Mr Shorten said the investment was another “practical step” to ensure that more Australians reap the rewards of work.

Ms Ellis adds that the government’s Jobs and Skills Expos have connected over 26,800 people with employment and training opportunities in less than four years.

“These Expos gather job seekers and employers with vacancies at one venue to match people to suitable employment and training opportunities,” she said.

“Their success is self-evident – Almost 30,000 jobseekers walking in looking for a job and walking out having found one.”

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