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Employment Expo

In a bid to empower migrants and refugees, Club Parramatta, with the backing of Castle Hill RSL Club Group (CHRG), played host to an Employment EXPO on Tuesday, March 19th.

The EXPO, held in collaboration with AMES Australia provided a unique platform for educators, employers, and job seekers to interact directly, fostering open communication and eliminating the barriers of online applications.

AMES Australia, a longstanding Government Statutory Authority supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities since 1951, spearheaded the event.

It was a huge success with more than 200 AMES Australia NSW clients attending and a further 76 attendees from the MTC Program, Parramatta.

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More than 30 employers and training providers set up stalls, creating a marketplace environment at the roof top garden at Club Parramatta.

AMES Employer Engagement Specialist Gill Bedford said the event’s setting made for a relaxed and friendly environment.

“The bi-fold doors were open to the patios overlooking the famous Parramatta Park which extended an open-air break-out space for client/ employer discussions in an open, friendly and beautiful environment,” she said.

Chrg Two Men And Cheque Expo Pic 2 Copy Employment Expo“The outcome to date is a total of 394 client/employer connections.”

VIPs at the EXPO, including the Lord Mayor for the City of Parramatta Pierre Esber, Deputy Lord Mayor Patricia Prociv and Mark Buttigieg MLC who were warmly greeted by Cath Scarth, CEO of AMES Australia, and Peter Harrison, General Manager – Employment. Also present were Club Parramatta Board Members, including Mike Yeo, Vice President of Castle Hill RSL Group (CHRG).

The team at Club Parramatta, a CHRG (Castle Hill RSL Group) venue, lead by the venue manager, Cameron Bates with the support of Paul Kougias, Sport and Community Development Manager at CHRG, played a pivotal role in organising the Employment Marketplace, creating an inclusive environment where CALD clients could explore employment, training, and educational pathways.

The event aimed not only to provide job opportunities but also instill confidence in CALD individuals, fostering a sense of unity and trust within the community.

Club Parramatta was proud to host the event by offering free room hire, demonstrating its commitment to supporting the economic and social integration of CALD communities.

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