ACT promotes itself to skilled workers

The ACT Government has planned a promotional program for the year, kicking off with two international campaigns.

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said it was important the program maintained the momentum gained in 2010 given the ACT's low unemployment rate and increasing demand for skills.

"With unemployment levels continuing at historic lows, the ACT must remain proactive to ensure skilled workers and their families are aware of the opportunities Canberra has to offer," Mr Stanhope said.
He said the Live in Canberra team will work with the ACT Government's Skilled and Business Migration Unit to attend an international migration expo in the Netherlands in February.
"The team will return to London and South Africa to promote the recently-announced State Migration Plan to eager migration agents and skilled workers already in the process of migrating to Australia,” Mr Stanhope said.
"Live in Canberra seminars will be conducted in London in partnership with Downunder Tradies, which is facilitating skills assessments for trades people who wish to migrate to Australia."
Building on a successful campaign in New Zealand in June 2010, Live in Canberra will return to Auckland in February 2011 to attend the Oz Jobs Expo which specifically promotes opportunities in Australia to skilled workers.
"The expo in Auckland is focused on attracting health professionals, in particular GPs, who will be invited to attend an exclusive Live in Canberra seminar where they will hear about the employment and lifestyle opportunities on offer in the capital," Mr Stanhope said.
Within Australia, employment expos will be attended in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with several Live in Canberra supporters expected to accompany the promotion to these events as part of their recruitment initiatives.

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