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More than 230 jobseekers found work at the Coffs Harbour Jobs and Skills Expo.
More than 230 jobseekers found work at the Coffs Harbour Jobs and Skills Expo. BRUCE THOMAS

JOBSEEKERS appear to have capitalised on improved chances of employment as the Coffs Coast moves into its peak tourist season.

Falling unemployment rates and the Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expo are tipped to have a positive impact on the local labour force.

Centrelink says more than 230 jobseekers found success at the Coffs Harbour Expo on Friday, the largest Centrelink employment drive ever staged in the region.

Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care, Kate Ellis said the event at the Coffs Harbour Showground would make a big difference in the lives of many job hunters.

“The 1850 people who attended the expo took full advantage of the 425 job opportunities available on the day, submitting 834 resumes to the 62 exhibitors,” Ms Ellis said.

Minister for Human Services Tanya Plibersek also praised local jobseekers, training providers and businesses that made the event a success.

The expos form part of the Federal Government’s Keep Australia working strategy.

More than $715 million had been allocated to fund more than 3350 projects on the North Coast help improve local unemployment rates.

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