26 September 2023

Online portal at work for job-seekers

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The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has launched an online portal aimed at connecting Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with new opportunities.

Deputy Premier and Treasurer, Jackie Trad said the Jobs Finder portal was part of a $4 billion package of measures to support Queenslanders’ health, jobs and businesses.

Jobs Finder is an important first step in restoring opportunity to Queenslanders out of work and is just one way we are continuing to support Queensland jobs,” Ms Trad said.

“This new online portal will allow Queenslanders who are looking for work to provide information on their skills, location and work experience. That information can then be readily matched to available jobs.”

She said a key focus would be on matching people with new jobs that were being created, especially those in areas of critical service delivery.

“We are seeing demand in a wide range of industries including health care, agriculture, food production, transport, cleaning and mining,” the Treasurer said.

“This initiative will bring employers seeking staff and workers seeking employment together.”

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman said the portal would not only connect Queenslanders with jobs but would also link them with free online training courses.

“The portal includes access to nine free, short online training courses in a range of valuable skill sets in areas such as food service, health and aged care and transport, as well as mental health support,” Ms Fentiman said.

Any Queensland job-seeker can register their details, skills and location via the portal and access free online training at this PS News link.

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