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The PCYC, on the corner of Florence and Adelaide streets, Tweed Heads, will be transformed into a one-stop jobs and skills marketplace, where hundreds of jobs and skills training opportunities will be available for local job seekers.

More than 40 local, state and national businesses, employment service providers, private recruitment agencies and registered skills training organisations will be on hand for an expected crowd of up to 1,500.

A variety of exhibitors such as Transit Australia, Commonwealth Bank, Tweed Shire Council, ACE Community College, Kingscliff TAFE and Northern Rivers Group Training, as well as a number of mining-related organisations and training providers, will be on hand to help job seekers.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot said the local business community had rallied behind the federally funded expo.

‘The expo will be a “one-stop jobs and skills marketplace”, bringing employers, employment service providers, labour and recruitment agencies as well as registered training providers together with other agencies, all under one roof, all on one day,’ Mrs Elliot said.

‘The expos form part of the Australian government’s $3 billion Building Australia’s Future Workforce package to tackle unemployment and skills gaps in areas such as the Richmond-Tweed region.’

Local employment coordinator for the Richmond-Tweed and Clarence Valley Priority Employment Area, Terry Watson, said local business would benefit from attending the expo.

‘Having a Jobs and Skills Expo in Tweed Heads provides real opportunities for local businesses in and around the region who are looking for staff now or in the future,’ Mr Watson said.

‘The expo also provides a great networking opportunity for businesses.’

The expo will be held from 10am to 3pm.

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