Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Is­abell Petrinic

THERE are more job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Penrith re­gion than peo­ple re­alise, WISE Em­ploy­ment’s ac­count man­ager Fay Clark said.

“If you have a trade, you have a job,” she said. “I’ve never seen such high lev­els of ap­pren­tice­ships.”

She said peo­ple with truck li­cences could be placed al­most im­me­di­ately, but it re­mained dif­fi­cult to gain lo­cal em­ploy­ment in IT, high-level ad­min­is­tra­tion and mid­dle man­age­ment.

“We’re see­ing a swing to em­ploy­ers (hir­ing) ma­ture work­ers,” Ms Clark said.

WISE will hold its first Penrith ca­reers expo at the Joan Suther­land Cen­tre on May 18, from 10am-1pm, when 25 ma­jor em­ploy­ers in­clud­ing McDon­alds, Coles and Lend Lease will look to hire 100 peo­ple from Black­town to Emu Plains.

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