New technologies and the digital age have been an inexorable force on the global labour market, reshaping not only the way people work, but asking society to reconsider what work is.
In the last 10 years, around 25,000 jobs in manufacturing – an industry once considered to be a stable, lifelong pursuit – were lost to automation, and here in South Australia, as we inch closer to Holden’s closure on October 20, the reality of that number strikes very close to home.
But with new technology and strong leadership, there also comes great opportunities, as all industries, manufacturing included, discover how they can adapt and make the most of the technologies available to them, creating a 21st century workforce in the process.
For workers caught in the middle of this transition, and equally for school leavers looking for career opportunities in an evolving job market, finding where to go next might seem like a daunting exercise.
In order to help make this transition easier, the State Government is holding JOBEX, South Australia’s largest career exhibition highlighting the jobs already available, and those that are to come, in emerging industries.
Held in Adelaide from 10-11 November, Port Augusta on 20 November and Murray Bridge on 23 November, the free event will bring together representatives from more than 120 businesses in energy and mining, health and research, IT and high-tech, defence and shipbuilding, and tourism, food and wine, in a format that will allow visitors to make real connections to their next potential job.
Among the exhibitors will be Fleet Space Technologies, Myriota, Oz Minerals, BAE Systems, Tesla, SAHMRI and SKYCITY Adelaide Casino, among many more.
JOBEX will also provide opportunities to hear from industry thought leaders, who will share their vision and insights for shaping South Australia’s future, and people can also learn more about the state government services available for entrepreneurs, graduates, apprentices and trainees, as well as job seekers.
In the lead up to the event, we will be profiling four of the businesses participating in JOBEX, giving insight into how they will be contributing to South Australia’s future.
To book a ticket for this free event, register at the JOBEX website.
Solstice Media has partnered with the South Australian Government to provide information on the job opportunities in emerging industries being exhibited at JOBEX.
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