Mayor Darren Power, apprentices Mat Bond and JD Christ and Economic Development Chair Jon Raven.

Tradie jobs showcased

Employers and job-seekers will be matched at a Logan City Council event next week.

The Tradie and Construction Jobs Expo is on at Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre on Thursday, September 8.

It will allow local firms to showcase training opportunities for those looking for trade certificates in automotive, construction, civil or wet trades.

Local businesses can also attract and recruit employees.

The expo is being delivered by the Mayor’s Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power encouraged people to attend the expo.

“If you are looking for a job in the construction industry, this event is for you,” he said.

“Demand for tradies is unprecedented at the moment, and if you want a job in high-vis, you will get one.”

The purpose of the Tradie and Construction Jobs Expo is to connect employers, registered training organisations and peak bodies with job-ready and job-willing individuals.

Economic Development Chair, Councillor Jon Raven, said the expo would help anyone looking to get a job in the trades.

“No matter what stage of your career you’re at, come along and learn what you can do right now to start or progress your journey as a tradie,” Cr Raven said.

The Mayor’s Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce, launched in November last year, has already put more than 100 people into work locally.

Unemployment across the city has shrunk to 7.7 per cent over the past two quarters, while the annual labour growth is the highest in the region at 8.1 per cent.

The event is being hosted by the Logan Office of Economic Development.