Job seekers in South Australia’s Barossa Valley 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 at the Tanunda Show Hall.
Bringing together job seekers, employers, employment providers and industry bodies, the Tuesday 29 March event is one of dozens being held Australia-wide.
‘The great thing about these events, is that all of the employers attending have vacancies they want to fill,’ Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, said.
‘It’s a wonderful opportunity for job seekers looking for work, and businesses looking to hire workers, to meet face-to-face and connect with one another.’
Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, said the fairs had been held around Australia for four years now, and had been hugely successful.
‘More than 65,000 people have attended 62 jobs fairs since they began in 2018,’ Assistant Minister Howarth said.
‘We want to help as many people from the Mid-North Employment Region as possible find work and improve their career prospects, through upskilling and reskilling. Job fairs are proving to be highly effective in helping us achieve this goal.’
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP, encouraged anyone especially interested in viticulture, wine and tourism to come along and have a chat to industry representatives from the Barossa, Mid-North and Clare Valley regions.
‘Our plan to connect local job seekers with work will help Australia bounce back stronger than ever after the COVID-19 pandemic,’ Mr Pasin said.
‘Our community is working hard to support its businesses and job seekers to take advantage of new employment opportunities as our economic recovery gathers pace.’
South Australia’s Mid-North Employment Region includes the local government areas of Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Barunga West, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Copper Coast, Goyder, Light, Northern Areas, Orroroo/Carrieton, Peterborough, Port Pirie, Wakefield and York Peninsula.
The Barossa Jobs Fair is a free event and runs from 10 am to 2.30 pm. Registrations are encouraged but not essential. For more details visit: www.dese.gov.au/barossajf