Greater than 500 folks desperate to discover a new job or attempt a brand new profession surged right into a pop-up employment occasion in Dunedin yesterday.
Choices 2020 was a one-stop-shop for anybody in search of work or contemplating a profession change.
The gathering was organised by a consortium together with the College of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and job recruitment corporations.
An identical three-hour occasion, additionally backed by the Ministry of Social Growth, had attracted 400 folks to the Glenroy Auditorium on the Dunedin Centre final yr.
MSD regional labour market supervisor Emma Hamilton, of Dunedin, stated extra folks had attended this yr’s occasion, on the similar venue, partly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to excessive demand, the occasion opened 15 minutes early, at 1.45pm, and 100 folks have been already inside earlier than the official begin.
Greater than 40 organisations additionally took half, enabling job-seekers to satisfy employers, recruitment businesses, and profession professionals.
The occasion was a “unbelievable” success, and the Covid-19 lockdown, ensuing job losses and considerations about job safety had added to the depth of a number of the job searching, she stated.
Some college students have been involved their normal tourism and hospitality jobs would possibly not be there this summer season, however many good jobs have been nonetheless accessible, each within the metropolis, and in rural work comparable to fruit selecting, she stated.