ON THE JOB: Federal Minister for Human Resources Senator Jan McLucas, Page MP Janelle Saffin and Apprentice Ambassador Lily Newton, 21, of Bogangar. .
ON THE JOB: Federal Minister for Human Resources Senator Jan McLucas, Page MP Janelle Saffin and Apprentice Ambassador Lily Newton, 21, of Bogangar. .

Expo introduces jobs to Valley

A FLORA and fauna identifier may not be the usual job found in the classifieds but it was up for grabs at the first Clarence Valley Jobs and Skills Expo yesterday.

Manager of Australian Government jobs and skills expos, Malcolm Mill, said it was one of the more unusual areas of employment on the billing of more than 185 local jobs.

"It's not just a feel-good event, it's about making links happen," Mr Mill said.

Minister for Human Services, Senator Jan McLucas, who opened the expo, said more than 640 Valley people interested in up-skilling, job seeking or a change of career, were linked to jobs and training at the expo.

"People today took advantage of the 185 local full-time and part-time job opportunities, submitting 322 resumes to the 45 exhibitors - with many more interviews still to take place," Senator Jan McLucas said. "Exhibitors have told us as many as 65 of the full-time and part-time job vacancies on display at the expo are likely to be filled by people who attended the event. That's a great outcome for the whole community."

Federal Member for Page Janelle Saffin said the outcome of yesterday's expo was a testament to the community.

"A big thank you to Department of Human Services Grafton Service Centre manager Scott Walcot and his team for the huge effort they put into making today a success, with the report that some 65 local people may end up with full-time or part-time jobs from the expo," she said.

Key Employment community engagement manager Adam Smith said as an exhibitor he had seen a great response from job seekers.

"It's just been a really good day," he said.

But for those keen on the flora and fauna job, sorry, apparently the job was snapped up on the day.

More info at humanservices.gov.au/expos.

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Flora and fauna identifier, Yamba

Identify local flora and fauna on excavation site.

Must have certificate IV in conservation and land management, drivers licence and OHS white card.



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