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100 Jobs in 30 Days across Greater Shepparton
A Jobs and Skills Drive aims to find 100 jobs for job seekers in Shepparton during November.
The drive will be launched at 6pm on Wednesday 31 October, 2012 at The Connection, Peter Ross Edwards Causeway, Shepparton. The Guest Speaker will be Benny Callaghan, a Social Entrepreneur.
The month-long intensive campaign has been organised by GOTAFE, Greater Shepparton City Council, and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, and will be launched on Wednesday 31 October.
"People want to work, and we want to do what we can to help them find a job," said CEO of Greater Shepparton City Council, Gavin Cator. "This is a great way to bring job seekers together with employers, trainers, and job service agencies."
"It's a direct and roll-your-sleeves-up way of finding work for those who need it," Mr Cator said, at a time when people were concerned about the impact of recent redundancies and economic uncertainty.
"However, the benefits will flow on beyond November's campaign. The skills that people pick up and the connections that they make will help them into the future, and we hope that the general public will become more aware of the opportunities for employment and training that are available in Greater Shepparton."
Mr Cator said that the partnership between the agencies responsible for the drive was also a great example to the rest of the community.
"So many of the issues that we are concerned about, such as employment and economic development, are things that have to be tackled jointly across the whole community," he said. "When we are all pulling together in the same direction, we can make a real difference."
A similar campaign to find thirty jobs in thirty days was run in Benalla earlier in the year, with great success, and Mr Cator said he hoped for even better results.
The campaign will feature a Hub in Maude Street next to Centrelink, where job seekers will be able to attend workshops, find information on vacancies, and be connected with training opportunities.
Daily tips and job leads will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, and participating businesses will be encouraged to display campaign stickers in their windows.
- Released 30 October 2012