Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Ready to Find a New Future at Careers Expo

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Ready to Find a New Future at Careers Expo

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EMPLOYERS and recruiters have the opportunity to encourage employees of the future to stay in the area and show the career paths they can offer at the Fraser Coast Careers Expo on Thursday.

Gerard O'Connell, Fraser Coast councillor with the economic development portfolio, said the expo gave high school, university and TAFE students the chance to meet local employers, hand out resumes and get information about what was available locally.

"Unfortunately in this area our young people seem to get exported as soon as they become skilled," he said. "Initiatives like this are aimed at getting young people to live and work here to keep the economy strong.

"It's great to see local business rolling up its sleeves and saying: a[approximately]We want to do something to make sure our young people can stay here and have a meaningful career.'a

The expo, to be held at the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE Hervey Bay campus on Urraween Road, includes more than 40 exhibitors and runs from 9. …

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