The Brisbane Truck Show has launched a state of the art Jobs Hub at the largest on-road transport event in the Southern Hemisphere.
The dedicated jobs hub will help prospective workers find employment across a wide range occupations in the heavy vehicle industry.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the launch of the new jobs hub at the Brisbane Truck Show this week was a strong show of support for the heavy vehicle industry.
“This is the first time the Queensland Government has partnered with Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) to support Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week and the Brisbane Truck Show,” Mr Dick said.
“It’s the largest business-to-business event in Queensland and brings in over $70 million to our economy, making it the perfect environment to launch a dedicated jobs hub that will help getting an advanced manufacturing or supply job in the heavy vehicle industry that much easier for Queenslanders.
“The new online portal is free to use and currently has jobs on offer from all over Queensland and beyond for people with various levels of experience, qualifications or those wanting to enter the heavy vehicle industry for the first time.
“We’re invested in creating job opportunities for all Queenslanders and this new job hub is making it easier for anyone of any skill set to explore job opportunities online and meet exhibitors and potential employers here at the Brisbane Truck Show to discuss opportunities.
“I congratulate the industry for its commitment to finding local Queenslanders’ jobs and the HVIA on establishing this great online portal,” he said.
HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said this is an exciting opportunity to connect with the broader community around the strength of the heavy vehicle industry and the rewarding careers that are there for people with the right attitude.
“The Jobs Hub is connecting employers and job seekers right now with almost 150 jobs already posted,” Mr Hacking said.
“The Brisbane Truck Show and jobs portal will remain active for the duration of the event and we hope to fill each and every one of those jobs by the end of the show.”
At the show industry ambassadors are presenting to job-seekers each day of the show with a dedicated exhibition featuring employers and career advisers.
Also within the Jobs Hub, the Jobs Exchange is a speed interviewing process where employers and budding employees can meet one-on-one.
The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show runs from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Truck Show, which is part of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week, will inject more than $70 million into the Queensland economy.