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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Queensland Government to host first-ever veterans’ virtual careers fair

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Queensland Government to host first-ever veterans’ virtual careers fair

    Veterans ready to map their next career in public service will have the opportunity to participate in the Queensland Government’s first-ever virtual careers fair tailored for veterans.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the virtual careers fair, coordinated by the Queensland Public Service Commission, will take place on Wednesday 21 November 2018 to showcase job opportunities available.

    “Veterans will have the chance to learn about Queensland’s largest employer, discover new and diverse career opportunities, and have access to agency leaders and human resource professionals,” the Premier said.

    “The virtual careers fair enables veterans from across Queensland, including regional and remote locations, to participate helping them to find opportunities in public service.

    “We offer endless career possibilities across more than 4000 locations, from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast; Mount Isa to Brisbane. With opportunities in healthcare, engineering, information technology, science, police and emergency services and more, the Queensland public sector has many meaningful employment options to offer veterans.

    “My Government is well aware that veterans possess some of the most well-regarded, diverse and sought-after skills and experiences in the labour market today. It is the depth and breadth of transferrable skills that make them attractive candidates to the Queensland public sector.

    “We know the Queensland public sector can take a lead role in supporting veterans in the next phase of their career.”

    The virtual careers fair supports the Palaszczuk Government’s Veterans’ employment pathway, launched earlier this year, to help veterans find suitable, sustainable and meaningful employment within the Queensland public sector.

    It is also the result of a 2017 election commitment to create a 12-month pilot program to identify at least 100 job opportunities for veterans, to run a recruitment campaign targeting veterans, and provide online resources to help veterans match their skills with available roles in the Queensland public sector.

    The Premier said veterans bring with them a diverse set of skills and experiences which would add value to the public service, and in turn, a career in the public service has much to offer veterans.

    “I encourage veterans to register for the virtual careers fair today to learn about the many and diverse career opportunities available to them,” the Premier said.

    “By joining our team, veterans will continue to be challenged, and make a difference each and every day to the people and communities of Queensland.”

    The Australian Veterans Employment Coalition have also been invited to contribute to the careers fair, with Bunnings a confirmed participant.

    The event is also being promoted by the Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch), as well as other ex-service organisations such as Solider On and Mates4Mates.

    The response to the virtual careers fair has been strong, with more than 300 veterans already registered to attend. Places are still available.

    To register for the Veterans’ virtual careers fair visit veterans.vfairs.com

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