A virtual jobs fair showcasing over 40 exhibitions and nearly 3000 employment opportunities around Tasmania will be held today, bringing together job seekers and local businesses across the state.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Tasmania Virtual Jobs Fair, funded by the Australian Government, provides opportunities for people in Tasmania who are looking for work to interact online with employers and employment service providers.

“As our nation continues to recover from COVID-19, the Government is committed to connecting job seekers with businesses who are looking to hire,” Minister Cash said.

“As demonstrated by last week’s federal Budget, skills development and job creation is at the heart of the Government’s recovery plan for Australia.

“The Australian Government has held Jobs Fairs in many locations around Australia with more than 39,100 people having attended these events since July 2018.”

Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said the Tasmania Virtual Jobs Fair is essential for anyone who wants to connect with businesses that are recruiting in the region.

“There are 44 exhibitors and 2,920 job vacancies that will be represented at the jobs fair,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for job seekers to connect with local Tasmanian businesses.

“Whether you’re interested in working in agriculture, education, construction, defence or hospitality, you’ll be able to explore these employment opportunities, learn how to get job ready and improve your resume.

The Tasmania Region Virtual Jobs Fair is a free online event from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Registrations are required for the event and can be made via: www.employment.gov.au/TasmaniaVJF