28.2 C
Byron Shire
February 27, 2021

Expo benefits job seekers and business

Latest News

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Other News

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

The annual Tweed Heads Jobs and Skills Expo will be held next Wednesday 8 August at the Tweed Heads PCYC.

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.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...