Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Olympics jobs still available

“More than 5,000 job seekers have found work in Sydney since March, thanks to the Centrelink’s Gateway 2000 offices and the Job Network,” the Minister for Community Services Larry Anthony said today.

“Centrelink’s Gateway 2000 offices are working with the Job Network to get as many job seekers as possible into Olympic employment, with both offices directing job seekers to the opportunities created by the Olympics.

“I encourage job seekers to continue to actively look for work, as there is still an abundance of Olympic jobs out there,” Mr Anthony said.

“Hospitality, property services, call centres, construction, transport, security and cleaning industries still have jobs to fill – even though there are still around 65,000 registered job seekers in the greater Sydney area.”

“In this job market we expect job seekers to do everything they can to find work. Centrelink can help people to do this.”

Centrelink’s 10 Gateway 2000 offices – located in the greater Sydney area are continuing to provide job seekers with the useful Olympic job information seminars.

“The Gateway 2000 seminars have been very popular,” Mr Anthony said.

“They are a great way of providing the latest on Olympic job opportunities as well as practical advice on the industries experiencing labour shortages”.

People interested in attending a Gateway 2000 seminar should contact their local Centrelink office.