Isaac Job Fair brings community together
The Isaac Job Fair, to be held on 28 April, is a community employment expo providing an opportunity for all jobseekers in the area to connect with employers, information and points of supports to assist them in gaining employment.
Held at the Moranbah Communty Centre, in attendance will be major national and local employers including BHP, disability employment providers, mental health services, training providers and lots more.
Organised by Feros Care with support from Isaac Regional Council, the Isaac Job Fair comes as a result of a community forum held in 2020 which identified common service-gaps in building sustainable and inclusive employment in our region.
NAVIGATING OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE SEEKING AND MAINTAINING EMPLOYMENT
“The decentralisation of services and accessible support has made it difficult for those seeking employment, especially those with a disability, to navigate what options are available to them in seeking and maintaining employment,” explains Di Chataway, Feros Care Community Development Coordinator and driving force behind the event.
“The Isaac Job Fair will be a watershed moment in presenting all the services being delivered to the area in one place, enabling those in need of services, exposure to all opportunities available to them.”
A FOCUS ON INCLUSIVITY
“A focus on inclusivity will ensure attendees of all abilities can participate, gather information and be connected to accessible services in order to receive support, demonstrating to jobseekers and the wider community that the Isaac Region embraces an inclusive and diverse community and workforce. Major companies and local businesses interested in engaging jobseekers who may need support on the job, can receive information on what services will provide sustainable employment, thereby creating an inclusive workforce” explains Di.
Feros Care is a not-for-profit organisation and NDIS partner in the community. Feros Care Local Area Coordinators have worked on this employment incentive to bring awareness of building inclusive workplaces.
As well as the opportunity to make valuable contacts for those seeking employment, the day will include a rich program of guest speakers, live music and entertainment, and light refreshments.
The Isaac Job Fair is an excellent conduit to encourage outreach services to recommence service delivery to Isaac, which has been reduced due to COVID. This also brings hope and much needed support back to Isaac residents.