Morrison government’s Care Fair comes to Hunter to connect job seekers to high-demand care and support jobs
The Morrison government is once again demonstrating its commitment to the people of the Hunter Valley by hosting a ‘Care Fair’ that will connect local job seekers with hundreds of jobs in essential industries such as personal care. the elderly, disability services and early childhood education.
The Care Fair reflects an assessment that the Hunter is one of many areas in Australia with a high demand for workers in the care of the elderly and disabled.
The targeted career fair will be held at the NEX Newcastle Exhibition and Conference Center. There will be 26 employers from the Elderly Care, Disability Services, and Early Childhood Education and Care sectors, each recruiting for multiple roles within their organization, meaning hundreds jobs will be offered.
Federal Minister of Jobs, Manpower, Skills, Small Business and Family Business Stuart Robert said this targeted ‘care fair’ would help local Hunter organizations connect with local job seekers, which was a priority given the rapidly expanding opportunities in the care sector.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you work in the Hunter Valley you should be very proud of what you do, whether you work in a coal mine, a day care center, or support disabled Australians, we will always protect your job, ”said Minister Robert.
“But there are also a lot of people in the Hunter who are looking to find work and that’s the point of this ‘Care Fair’, connecting local organizations with local job seekers and they are making a big difference,”
“I encourage anyone looking for a life-changing career to consider working in the healthcare workforce, you will change someone’s life every day, so if you are looking for work, please register for the ‘Care Fair’ and trying a job in an amazing industry here in the Hunter. ‘
Senator Hollie Hughes said opportunities are available in skilled and unskilled roles, with a high demand for support workers, domestic helpers and early childhood educators, among others.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Hunter job seekers to find work in industries that are looking for talent,” said Senator Hughes.
“Employers in these sectors are looking to hire immediately and additional vacancies are expected in this important, high growth industry.
“It is essential that we organize events like this in a COVID-safe manner, and numbers are therefore limited, so I encourage anyone interested in learning more to register their interest.”
The event was divided into three sessions to meet COVID security requirements. The first session will take place from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the second from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and the last session will start at 2:30 p.m.
These activities are part of the Morrison government‘s Home Care Workforce Support Program, which is designed to meet the growing demand for care and support workers in critical industries.
The program also aims to connect employers and job seekers through digital platforms and job fairs, and to improve the skills of those seeking employment through education and training initiatives.
Future career fairs targeting the elderly care, disability services and early childhood education and care sectors will be held across Australia.
Pre-registration is essential. Job seekers can register for the Newcastle event at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/newcastle-jobs-fair-aged-care-disability-early-childhood-education-tickets-157708752123