THE Bathurst Jobs Expo recorded its highest ever attendance figure when it was held in August.
A report to the September ordinary meeting of Bathurst Regional Council stated that approximately 2250 people visited the expo on August 21, the number “slightly above the attendance from the 2017 expo”.
In addition to general members of the community, there were job seekers that had travelled significant distances for the event, included from Mudgee, Parkes and Oberon.
Director of Environmental Planning and Building Services, Neil Southorn, said that approximately 950 attendees had come from 15 schools throughout the region.
There were 50 exhibitors at the expo, representing a range of different employment providers and industries.
Among them were key emergency services, Charles Sturt University, Defence Force Recruiting, Roads and Maritime Services, Bathurst RSL Club and Woolworths.
Mr Southorn noted that there were a number of new exhibitors at the expo who had never been before.
Council received positive feedback on the expo, Mr Southorn said, and all indicators suggested it was a very successful event.
“The 2018 Bathurst Jobs Expo was a great success and obtained the highest attendance rate to date, with 2250 people attending from across the Central West,” Mr Southorn said.
“The expo provides numerous social and economic and benefits to the Bathurst community and the broader Central West.”