On March the 6th and 7th 2009, Brisbane will be hosting a major career expo focusing primarily on mature-aged individuals over the age of 35 considering a career change. Featured exhibitors will include the Brisbane City Council, Woolworths, CareerOne, the Australian Taxation Office, Defence Force Recruiting, Flight Centre and Bunnings. In light of current economic conditions, statistics have shown that the skills shortage will remain unchanged over the long term. Moreover, the ABS has revealed that by 2016, more than 80% of labour force growth will be among workers over 45. The onus is now on employers to target this group in order to fill roles when the shortage returns.


This would be a great opportunity for those of you considering a career change.



Annie Cerone