IPS were approached by The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to run a jobs fair at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) on Tuesday August 18.
The Bunbury Jobs Fair aimed to provide a message to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic in the South West region of Western Australia that there are jobs available, and support to help them with their CV writing and interview technique.
With two weeks notice to organise the event, our Event Project Manager Ashley Cary, assisted by Event Support Josh Law and external Consultant Louise Barkle, swung into action.
The team organised 30 Exhibitors with job vacancies to attend the Jobs Fair. Once approved by the Department and verified, they were all set to spend the day having face to face conversations about their available and upcoming vacancies with jobseekers about roles they might not otherwise have considered. Further employers who could not make it on the day contributed vacancies for the jobs board.
IPS had a team of 18 assistants for the fair, including CV and interview consultants, who worked alongside Department and BREC staff and an army of helpers to keep the event running smoothly. Disability employment service provider Forrest Personnel also employed helpers on the day. They were one of many local small businesses actively engaged to provide services for the event.
The IPS team liaised with BREC, and both federal and state government department teams in preparation for the event, and for the arrival of Federal Ministers Michaelia Cash and Nola Marino. More than 800 jobseekers attended on the day to talk with employers, view 1,580 job vacancies on a ten metre long jobs board, seek IPS Management Consultants’ expert advice on resumes and upskilling interview techniques, and attend presentations about effective jobseeking and dressing for success.
WA Senator Slade Brockman, IPS Directors Damien Chalk and Jahna Cedar, and the Honourable Senator Michaelia Cash
IPS Event Managers Ashley Cary and Josh Law
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