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Jobs Fair offers over 60 retail jobs in time for Christmas

Robina Town Centre joins forces with local retailers and hospitality partners to assist the growing pressures facing local communities.

This month, for the second consecutive year, Robina Town Centre in Queensland will present its Jobs Fair from 12-16 September offering prospective candidates the opportunity to access over 60 potential local jobs ahead of the busy Christmas retail period.

The Robina Town Centre Jobs Fair provides a wide range of full-time, part-time, and casual positions across the retail spectrum, encompassing fashion and lifestyle brands, as well as local food and beverage vendors. Camilla, Seed Heritage, Daiso, Boost Juice and Myer are just some of the retailers who have expressed interest in taking part at the Robina Town Centre event this year.

The Jobs Fair will connect local people with a range of prospective jobs and provide access to both virtual and on-site recruitment support services.

Robina Town Centre General Manager Matt Powis says the event comes at a crucial time for both job seekers and retail partners with the retail sector having over 32,000 job vacancies nationally.

“Following the tremendous success of last year’s event at Robina Town Centre, we are thrilled to see the Jobs Fair return this year to assist local individuals looking for work. Right now, there are a significant number of roles to fill, and we hope our Jobs Fair event helps alleviate the pressures faced by our retailers and local prospective job seekers as we approach the busy Christmas period,” Mr Powis said.

Event Cinemas Robina Liam Cruz participated in the inaugural Jobs Fair event held last year.

“From our end it was extremely successful – we had 14 new quality team members inducted who then joined the team, so it was absolutely well worth it for us,” Mr Cruz said.

Recent research indicates that almost one million Australians are working multiple jobs, a 10 per cent increase compared to 2022. Monthly hours worked have also risen significantly, with Australians now working over 1.9 million hours per month. This trend may be attributed to the rising cost of living, as Living Cost Indexes have increased by 9.6 per cent over the past twelve months.

In a first for Robina Town Centre, the upcoming Jobs Fair will feature Feros Care as a key partner, expanding its reach to include recruitment support for the care and disability services. Feros Care, renowned for its comprehensive range of aged care and disability support, is launching a major recruitment drive in the industry. Joining Robina Town Centre Jobs Fair this year, Feros Care aims to source passionate candidates to meet the increasing demand and ensure the sector thrives with skilled professionals.

Feros Care General Manager People Experience Melissa Duffey is excited to be partnering with Robina Town Centre Jobs Fair event.

“Feros Care is pleased to participate in the Jobs Fair initiative, inviting local jobseekers to join our team of care trailblazers and be a part of something bold, innovative, and meaningful. A career with Feros enables individuals to make a real difference by creating a brighter future for seniors and those living with disability. Embracing inclusiveness and diversity in our workforce, it’s that unique mix of individuality and employee passion shaping the extraordinary care experiences we provide. With a broad mix of job opportunities and an ageing population, aged care isn’t going anywhere. We’re looking for bold, individuals who want to do something that matters with Feros Care,” Ms Duffey said.

A dedicated space for face-to-face interviews will be available at Robina Town Centre from the 14-16 September with job seekers encouraged to register in advance through the centre website to nominate a suitable interview time with prospective employers. Walk-in candidates will also be considered on an individual basis. To ensure accessibility, a virtual job board is also available for candidates who are unable to attend in-person interviews robinatowncentre.qicre.com/Articles/2023/07/Jobs-Fair/Jobs-Listing-Page.

In addition, free workshops will be hosted by accredited career trainers and advisors over the five-day event including Returning To Work, Resume and Cover Letter Writing and How To Ace The Job Interview. Candidates will also have the opportunity to have a free headshot taken by Robina Town Centre’s professional photographer in the Job Fair Studio.

Tuesday, 12 September
1.30pm – 2.15pm – Feros Care and ARC Training’s Aged Care Career Workshop
Learn how Feros Care and ARC Training provide a unique pathway to provide a rewarding and fulfilling career in aged care without formal qualifications through practical experience that gains essential qualifications simultaneously.

Tuesday, 12 September and Wednesday, 13 September
10am to 11am – Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop
Increase the chances of landing the dream job by learning how to structure a resume effectively, discover the intricacies of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), master the key components of a cover letter and tailor an application toward specific roles.

11.15am-12pm – How to Ace the Job Interview Workshop
Learn what to expect in interviews, discover effective preparation techniques, understand different question formats and master the art of crafting an impressive response. In addition, explore proven strategies to conquer nerves, boost confidence and enhance self-belief to gain that competitive interview edge.

12.15-1pm – Returning to Work Seminar
Explore effective strategies for successfully transitioning back to work following a career break. Develop self-awareness to identify career goals, learn about strengths, eliminate barriers and boost employability via the power of transferrable skills along with mastering the art of interview preparation and performance.

Thursday, 14 September – Saturday, 16 September
10am-12pm – Free Professional Headshot taken by a professional photographer in the Robina Town Centre Jobs Fair Studio located outside Kookai and Myer. One complimentary image will be sent to a nominated email address for each candidate.

Thursday, 14 September – Saturday, 16 September
Job Interviews with prospective employers available at nominated times. Bookings are suggested.

For more information on the Jobs Fair, access to articles and to make interview and workshop bookings visit robinatowncentre.qicre.com/Campaigns/2023/08/Jobs-Fair-2023 or robinatowncentre.com.au.

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