Port Lincoln Jobs Market to connect employers with job-seekers

Market to connect seekers to jobs

Hundreds of jobs will be available for job-seekers to immediately start in at the Port Lincoln Jobs Market at the Nautilus Arts Centre on Monday, June 28 from 2pm to 6pm.

A new initiative from the Australian Government's Local Jobs Program, the Jobs Market will provide a chance for local employers with job vacancies to connect face-to-face with potential applicants.

The event will be interactive with employers directly promoting available jobs on the day with a large jobs board advertising vacancies and people will have the chance to connect and secure opportunities with businesses in Port Lincoln and surrounding regions.

The event has been timed around the structural changes taking place at Port Lincoln Tuna Processors, allowing for any displaced workers to have the chance to find work immediately.

Local Jobs Program employment facilitator for the North West Country region of SA Lisa Brock is coordinating the event with the program's support team.

She said Port Lincoln, like much of the state was experiencing a very strong demand for workers, with factors including available accommodation and housing playing a role.

The Internet Vacancy Index, based on a monthly count of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch, showed there were 510 vacancies across Port Augusta and the Eyre Peninsula in April, an increase of 197 from February 2020.

"The Jobs Market will have hundreds of jobs available on the day so people can connect and arrange a new opportunity in the career of their choice," she said.

"People can come with their resume and apply directly with employers.

"To us these types of events are so important because it brings people together face-to-face."

Ms Brock said the event would not just benefit job-seekers but also employers providing a chance for them to connect with potential employees as well as with their peers.

The Jobs Market is a free event for employers and job-seekers, with the Royal Flying Doctor's Service providing a free sausage sizzle and donuts for sale near the Tuna Poler, with That Coffee Cart also providing hot drinks.

The Local Jobs Program is a Department of Education, Skills and Employment initiative to deliver innovative place-based strategies with a focus on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways.

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