Timely opportunity for local job seekers

Media Statement: Wednesday 7 October 2020

Timely opportunity for local job seekers

Mayor Peter Flannery has welcomed the job’s focus of last night’s Federal Budget and said the best place for local job seekers to learn about upcoming opportunities would be at the free 2020 Recovery Moreton Bay Region Business & Jobs Expo this October 29.

The event will directly connect job seekers with potential employers, and is the brainchild of Council and Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT).

“It’s been devasting this year to see queues of people lining up at Centrelink through no fault of their own,” he said.

“The coronavirus pandemic has robbed many hardworking families of an income and stalled opportunities for many.

“But the timing couldn’t be better right now for job seekers wanting to get back into the workforce or those looking to make a move into a new position.

“Businesses are starting to navigate their way back onto the road to recovery and this expo is the perfect time to put your best foot forward.

“It could be the start you need to land your dream job or help you get back on your feet.

“Moreton Bay Regional Council is doing everything it possibly can to support job seekers and small businesses.

“Our whole 2020-21 Budget was designed to be an economic and jobs stimulator, supporting 3,000 jobs through a $220 million capital works program

“Part of our $34 million stimulus package was fast-tracking $3 million worth of asset maintenance works to keep workers on the tools and even hire new employees while times were tough.

“We’ve helped take the pressure of the hospitality industry by waiving two years’ worth of food licence fees for more than 1100 small businesses, totalling $1.56 million.”

The expo is presented by Small Business Expos and supported by Council, MBRIT and Regional Development Australia and Innovate Moreton Bay.

To see the full program and book your free ticket to the event click here.

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