‘Jobshop’ offering chances for work

A Southland event has been announced in a bid to match job seekers with work opportunities to help address the current shortage of workers in the region.

In its fifth year, the Great South Job Search 2021, previously known as The Pop-Up Job Shop, returns to Gore on June 29 and Invercargill from July 1-3.

Great South Business Services general manager Ben Lewis said Southland employers were crying out for staff at the moment, and at the same time there were people looking for jobs.

"Job Search is about trying to match the two together.’’

Both the Gore and Invercargill events include support for job seekers, with employment advice and the latest job listings.

The Gore event will this year feature additional support for migrants, with a one-hour timeslot to speak with a licensed immigration adviser, while the Invercargill event will include seminars each day on writing CVs, successful interview skills and a "my skills’’ job-match seminar on Thursday only.

"It’s an ideal opportunity for job seekers to get advice about job opportunities and industries they might not have considered."

Job Search is supported by a wide range of job search and career specialists, industry career representatives, and community organisations.

Great South staff will be available at both events to discuss the Skills Placement Programme, which supports migrants connecting with employment opportunities, and Southland Youth Futures, Great South’s career exploration programme that builds pathways between education and employment.

Event details

Gore: Tuesday June 29, 10am to 3pm, at the Gore RSA, Bowler Ave

Invercargill: Thursday July 1, 10am to 4pm, Saturday July 3, 10am to 2pm, Invercargill Public Library.

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