Jobs Expo provides career pathways

City of Logan job seekers can lay the foundations for future careers at the annual Logan Jobs Expo this week.

The free event connects those looking for work with local businesses that provide employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities in the construction, manufacturing and trade industries.

The 2023 Logan Jobs Expo is at Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre, 357 Browns Plains Road at Crestmead from 9 am until 2 pm on Thursday, September 14.

Last year’s Expo attracted more than 800 attendees and saw 17 people secure local employment on the day.

This year’s event is expected to attract more than 70 exhibitors.

The Jobs Expo is another initiative of the Mayor’s Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce, which helped 213 people – including 58 youth – find employment in the 2022/23 financial year.

Mayor Darren Power said it would help job seekers of all ages prepare for success.

“Our taskforce was launched in 2021 to empower local job seekers to unleash their potential and take control of their employment journey,” Cr Power said.

Economic Development Chair, Cr Jon Raven said the Expo supports local businesses seeking employment-ready staff.

“We know that growing businesses need good staff to provide great service, which is why we want to help Logan businesses find local staff who are ready to work,” Cr Raven said.

Division 8 Councillor Jacob Heremaia said the Jobs Expo caters for all ages.

“Whether you are a school-leaver, or looking for a career change, there will be plenty of advice and options available,” Cr Heremaia said.

Job seekers can register their attendance at Logan Jobs Expo.


Time to share our brightest visions for city’s golden future

When the eyes of the world turn to South East Queensland for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it won’t be just the City of Logan’s sports stars shining bright.

Logan City Council has outlined a plan to help residents, businesses and organisations put their best foot forward, and make the most of the opportunities the Games will bring to the city.

Now, Council wants to hear the community’s best and boldest ideas.

The 2032 City of Logan Legacy Roadmap – including 19 initiatives to set up the city for success – will be released for public consultation on Monday, September 4.

Interested locals will be able to provide their feedback on the plan via Council’s Have Your Say platform, at:

Mayor Darren Power said having the world’s biggest sporting event in the city’s backyard was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“Our city is perfectly positioned to support and supply the Games, and has talent, experience and cultural advantages,” Councillor Power said.

“Council’s draft Roadmap is a fantastic starting point, but we know we aren’t the only ones with an Olympic-sized passion for the future of our city.

“We want to hear from everyone with ideas on how we can position ourselves for success.”

The 2032 City of Logan Legacy Roadmap focuses on Council’s vision for:

  • the delivery of new community facilities and infrastructure
  • stimulating economic growth
  • improving the health of Logan residents
  • leveraging the cultural diversity of the local community.

The Have Your Say survey is the first of many community engagement opportunities planned ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Survey participants will be able to contribute their own ideas, and indicate their support for those posed by others.

The survey will close on Monday, October 2.