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SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Chair of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Senator for South Australia

Media Release
18 September 2020

Adelaide And Murraylands Virtual Jobs Fair

Senator the Hon David Fawcett is encouraging all South Australians who are currently looking for work to participate in the Adelaide and Murraylands Virtual Jobs Fair, hosted by the Australian Government.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy and Australia has not been immune to this economic downturn, despite the Government’s largest economic stimulus in Australia’s history keeping millions of Australians connected to their employers,” Senator Fawcett said.

“While Australia’s economy continues to see the positive impact of the Government’s economic stimulus, many Australians are looking for work so our Government is hosting the upcoming Virtual Jobs Fair to connect employers with potential employees.”

As COVID-19 measures in the community begin to relax, more businesses are beginning to reopen and looking for staff and job seekers are actively looking for work.

The Adelaide and Murraylands Virtual Jobs Fair – on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, from 9:30am to 1:30pm (ACST) – brings together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and labour hire firms in the greater Adelaide and Murraylands regions.

As South Australians still need to physically distance, this Virtual Jobs Fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet employers and employment service providers from wherever they are in South Australia. Free to register, participants can communicate with prospective employers and employment agencies online, as well as access career and employment advice.

“Businesses confirmed as participants include BAE Systems Australia – lead contractor for Defence’s Future Frigate Program, Bowhill Engineering – contractor building the girders for the latest phase of the North-South Corridor, SkyCity Adelaide and Thomas Foods, among others, and all have vacancies they are looking to fill,” Senator Fawcett said.

“The Naval Shipbuilding College are also confirmed for the event. NSC will have career advice for job seekers looking to commence a career in shipbuilding – a sector which is expecting to create approximately 15,000 more jobs over the next decade.”

For more information and to register your participation, visit www.employment.gov.au/adelaidevjf.

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