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Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Senator for South Australia

Media Release
25 November 2020

Adelaide Virtual Jobs Fair

A virtual jobs fair showcasing employment opportunities across Adelaide will be held on Thursday 26 November 2020.

The Adelaide Virtual Jobs Fair – from 9:30am to 1:30pm (ACDT) – brings together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and labour hire firms in the greater Adelaide region.

As South Australians are required 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.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the jobs fair will promote opportunities in the Adelaide region.

“The Adelaide Virtual Jobs Fair is a must for locals who want to connect with businesses currently recruiting,” Minister Cash said.

“Despite the challenges we face dealing with COVID-19, the Government is committed to connecting job seekers with businesses looking to hire.

“Creating jobs and boosting the skills of Australians to help them get back into work is at the heart of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan and the 2020-21 Budget.

Senator the Hon David Fawcett is encouraging all South Australians who are currently looking for work to participate in the Adelaide 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 Morrison Government’s targeted, proportionate and effective support which kept millions of Australians connected to their employers, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a rise in unemployment,” Senator Fawcett said.

“While 75% of jobs lost to COVID-19 have now returned, many Australians are looking for work so our Government is hosting the upcoming Virtual Jobs Fair to connect employers with potential employees.”

“Over 1,700 participants attended the Adelaide and Murraylands Virtual Jobs Fair in September where approximately 1,500 jobs were on offer. Tomorrow’s Jobs Fair currently has approximately 1,300 vacant positions on offer and there are still a number of exhibitors yet to provide their vacancies, so this figure is likely to rise.”

“Businesses confirmed as participants for tomorrow’s Jobs Fair include BAE Systems Australia – lead contractor for Defence’s Future Frigate Program, Datacom – which assist several Federal Government agencies to provide essential frontline services including telehealth, Resthaven, Defence Force Recruiting, Ingham’s, Anglicare SA, Teys Australia, Qube Logistics and Thomas Foods International, among others, and all have vacancies they are looking to fill,” Senator Fawcett said.

The Australian Government has held jobs fairs in many locations around Australia, with more than 42,000 people having attended a fair since July 2018.

The Adelaide Virtual Jobs Fair is a free event from 9.30am to 1.30pm (ACDT) on Thursday 26 November 2020. To register for the event, please visit