Jobs in emerging industries will be the focus of South Australia’s biggest employment exhibition – JOBEX – which is being held in Adelaide, Port Augusta and Murray Bridge in November.

The State Government has partnered with employers including Santos, BAE Systems, Fleet Space Technologies and leading tertiary institutions to host the event, which is expected to be attended by thousands of job seekers, graduates and students.

Employers will showcase career pathways and job opportunities in five growing sectors: defence and ship building, health and research, IT and hi-tech, energy and mining, and tourism, food and wine.

Regional expos will be held in Port Augusta and Murray Bridge, linking South Australians living in the regions with industry leaders and job opportunities in growth industries.

South Australians interested in attending are encouraged to register at www.JOBEX.sa.gov.au.

Background

JOBEX will be held in:

Adelaide: 10 and 11 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre
Port Augusta: 20 November at Central Oval
Murray Bridge: 23 November at Unity College.

JOBEX supports other State Government initiatives aimed at creating South Australian jobs including the $200 million Future Jobs Fund, the expanded Job Accelerator Grant and cutting payroll tax for small businesses.

Entry to the expo and speaker sessions is free but people need to register at www.JOBEX.sa.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Premier Jay Weatherill

The State Government is partnering with established and expanding businesses to demonstrate the breadth of opportunities, stimulate employment and create the jobs of the future.

As traditional industries wind down, jobs are being created in growing industries such as
defence, tourism and energy, and we want to make sure South Australians have every chance to benefit.

JOBEX will connect current and future jobseekers with organisations and industry leaders, offering a range of exciting career pathways.

Quotes attributable to Employment Minister Kyam Maher

With South Australia’s economy transitioning from a traditional manufacturing base, the State Government is working to ensure workers are in the best position to take advantage of new job opportunities in growth sectors

We are providing support for automotive worker retraining, cutting payroll tax for small businesses and investing in growth sectors in our economy through our $200 million Future Jobs Fund and the Jobs Accelerator Grant.

We want students and graduates to understand the enormous career opportunities that exist throughout regional and metropolitan South Australia, and we will be showcasing some of these jobs at the exhibition.