Jobs, training opportunities and start-up business support on offer at The JobShow

Published: Comments:
Business Business & Economy Education & Schools Employment & Training Sunshine Coast Council Teenagers & Young Adults University & TAFE

Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Stephen Robinson launching The JobShow.

If you’re looking for a job, a change in career, information on training and up-skilling opportunities or support for your business start-up, then mark Tuesday, September 4 in your calendar for the return of The JobShow.
Presented by Sunshine Coast Council, The JobShow is a free jobs, skills and business expo that connects employers to the right staff, candidates to immediate training opportunities and start-ups with critical business services.
Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Stephen Robinson said expanding and growing the mix of enduring employment opportunities in the region was at the core of this council’s agenda.
“The JobShow is a real world platform to showcase the opportunities available to our residents,” Cr Robinson said.
“This year we’ve seen consistent data released which shows employment prospects in the region are continuing to rise with the most recent unemployment figures at 5.1%, well below the State average of 6%.
“The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013 – 2033 sets a target of 100,000 new jobs in the seven high-value industries by 2033.
“I’m pleased to report we are well on the way to reaching our goal.
“We now have more than 82,600 people currently employed in the health and well-being; education and research; professional services and knowledge industries; tourism, sport and leisure; agribusiness; clean technologies and aviation and aerospace industries.
“At previous JobShow events, we’ve seen up to 300 employers offer 900 jobs on the day which is tremendous news for our community.
“But it’s not only about job seekers. This year The JobShow has been expanded to include support for start-up businesses.
“With more than 30,000 registered businesses in the region and 2000 new businesses starting up in the past two years, it’s vital we use this opportunity to profile the range of free or low cost business support services on offer right here on the Sunshine Coast.”
Event organiser Kris McCue, from Stones Throw Consulting Group, encouraged candidates, businesses and start-ups to register now to take advantage of exclusive jobs, skills and business support in the lead-up to the event.
“By registering early, candidates will gain access to jobs available with local employers before The JobShow and, business and start-up support offers not available anywhere else,” Mr McCue said.
“In previous years we’ve had more than 1000 pre-registrations, assisted 250 job seekers find employment and helped more than 500 people gain new skills and qualifications.
“Businesses like Youi, Stellar Asia Pacific and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service have exhibited in the past and we expect these, and more businesses, to list jobs during the campaign and at the event.
“We’ve also made it simple and affordable for smaller businesses to come on board who might only have one or two vacancies they need filled.
“The event also offers people who are socially isolated and disadvantaged to create networks with employers and break down the ‘who you know’ barrier.”
The JobShow will be held at the TAFE Mooloolaba campus. For more information visit

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Dredging complete for the Sunshine Coast's new runway 24 September 2018 | The Sunshine Coast Airport expansion project has reached another significant milestone, with the completion of sand dredging and pumping operations ahead of schedule. More information...
Finding creative space on the Sunshine Coast just got easier 24 September 2018 | Creative Spaces Sunshine Coast - a place where artists can find affordable space to practice, exhibit, perform and collaborate, and where hosts can list space for free - was launched by Sunshine Coast Council... More information...
Council's Minor Community Grants now open 24 September 2018 | If your not-for-profit community group needs help funding a project, event or activity make sure you apply for a grant of up to $2000 through Sunshine Coast Council's Minor Community Grants Program. More information...
Council welcomes Caloundra Chamber of Commerce decision to manage CCTV project 21 September 2018 | Sunshine Coast Council welcomes the announcement by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce that it will manage the installation and operational costs of additional closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the Caloundra... More information...
Get out, get involved and give back with EcoVenture 2018 21 September 2018 | The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and it’s the prime time of the year to explore our gorgeous natural environment. More information...
Changes afoot for Bankfoot House 20 September 2018 | The state-heritage listed Bankfoot House in the Glass House Mountains, once a Cobb & Co lunch stop on the journey to the Gympie goldfields, is set to relaunch itself as the pre-eminent heritage precinct on the... More information...
$12.2m Sippy Downs Drive upgrade project now underway 20 September 2018 | The fourth and final stage of the duplication of Sippy Downs Drive, which will significantly improve traffic flow for thousands of people every day and create an entry statement into the Sunshine Coast’s Know... More information...
Jack Morgan Park gives Coolum’s heart new life 20 September 2018 | Coolum's Jack Morgan Park has undergone a $1 million transformation creating a vibrant and relaxing community space that can be enjoyed any time of the day in the heart of the beachside town. More information...
School holidays filled with reptile scales and tadpole tales 19 September 2018 | Slippery snakes, radical reptiles and friendly frogs are taking centre stage these school holidays as Sunshine Coast Council unwraps the wonderful world of Reptile Scales and Tadpole Tales with a series of crea... More information...
Community to benefit from Coolum Aquatic Centre amenity upgrade 19 September 2018 | Last year it was a new splash pad and this year the amenities have been refurbished at Sunshine Coast Council’s Coolum Aquatic Centre just in time for the warmer weather. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service