This month, for the second consecutive year, Woodgrove Shopping Centre will present its Jobs Fair from 8 to 12 August offering prospective candidates the opportunity to access over 50 potential local jobs ahead of the busy Christmas retail period.
The Woodgrove 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. Strandbags, Bras N Things, Baker’s Delight and Planet Smoothie are some of the retailers taking part at the Woodgrove Shopping Centre event this year.
In partnership with Feros Care, 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.
Woodgrove Centre manager Kylie Robinson said 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 Woodgrove Shopping Centre, we’re 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,“ said Ms Robinson.
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 12 months.
In a first for Woodgrove Shopping 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 Woodgrove Shopping Centre’s Jobs Fair this year, Feros Care aims to source passionate candidates to meet the increasing demand and ensure the sector thrives with skilled professionals.
Melissa Duffey, general manager people cxperience at Feros Care is excited to be partnering with Woodgrove Shopping Centre’s 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”.
A dedicated space for face-to-face interviews will be available at Woodgrove Shopping Centre and job seekers are encouraged to register in advance through the centre website. Walk-in candidates will also be considered on an individual basis. To ensure accessibility, a virtual job board will be available for candidates who are unable to attend in-person interviews.
In addition, jobs advocate support will take place on Tuesday 8 August from 10am – 3.30pm with organisations such as G Force, Hope Street Melton City Council and Octec Management available.
On Wednesday 9 August, candidates can capture their own professional headshot and on Thursday 10 August Victoria Police will also discussing upcoming recruitment opportunities and the process of application.
For more information on the Jobs Fair, please visit www.woodgrove.qicre.com