Community Jobs Forum helps jobseekers
improve access to government support
A Community Jobs Forum held in Hervey Bay this month attracted more than 100 jobseekers eager to learn about government services available to assist them find employment.
With unemployment identified as the number one challenge for the region, the event was attended by local job search agencies, private enterprise and Federal Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker.
The Minister addressed the forum and spoke about the changing employment environment and the emerging regional opportunities, particularly in the health and education sectors.
The forum allowed job seekers to gather advice from employment agencies, human resource managers and even Toastmasters about resume writing and presenting themselves in the best light at job interviews.
Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Executive Officer Scott Rowe presented at the forum highlighting the new rdajobs.com.au initiative.