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The JobShow generates extra 200 job opportunities

Thousands flock to The JobShow at Mooloolaba TAFE.
Thousands flock to The JobShow at Mooloolaba TAFE. Patrick Woods

THOUSANDS crammed into TAFE's Mooloolaba campus to take advantage of a record number of job opportunities available in one place on one day.

And while The JobShow director Kris McCue anticipated 700 jobs would be up for grabs, he had an extra surprise on the day.

"When it came to it there were nearly 900 jobs on offer," Mr McCue said.

This was great news for Josie Madden-Smith.

The 19-year-old was looking for work when her grandmother mentioned The JobShow.

"I've been looking for about a month," she said.

Josie wasn't sure what kind of work she would like to do, but after being in hospitality for a while, she was looking for a change.

"I'm thinking retail might be a career I'd look into," she said.

"The hardest part of The JobShow was finding a car park.

"There were so many people there," she said.

Did you apply for work at The JobShow?

This poll ended on 27 October 2016.

Yes, and I've already got one! - 0%

Yes. I'm hoping to hear from an employer soon. - 20%

No. - 80%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

She has also been inspired to consider a TAFE course to boost her opportunities.

Mr McCue said the exhibitors were amazed at how many people came through the doors all day.

"We had about 1600 people through by midday and it is still busy.

"By the afternoon last year it had petered off.

"The exhibitors are saying it is the busiest it has been."

The hard work though was yet to begin.

"Now we've got to get the resumes across to the employers to make sure the best persons are placed for the jobs."

Topics:  employment kris mccue sunshine coast council the jobshow


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