A new program has been launched in New South Wales to help bridge a gap in the Australian labor market by connecting international students directly to employment opportunities.
The NSW Government has partnered with leading employment marketplace SEEK to deliver NSW Jobs Connect for international students.
The SEEK platform now includes a “#NSWJobsConnect” filter to help international students more easily find employers posting job opportunities in a range of sectors, including finance, construction, manufacturing & technology.
NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alistair Henskens said “with over 136,000 international students actively studying in NSW, integrating into their local communities and investing in their future, this is why it is important That we support them during and after their studies.
This program will help students identify suitable employment opportunities and connect NSW employers with a strong, diverse and reliable source of talent that will help grow the economy and secure a brighter future for NSW.
“We are confident these students will bring insight and diverse thinking to Allianz,” said Vicky Drakousis, chief human resources officer at insurance company Allianz Australia, an employer in the program.
“Many employers are unaware that international students have the right to work during and after their studies, many up to six years after completion of studies,” Taylor added.
“This program is all about bringing students and employers together through our platform and at in-person events, creating opportunities and equipping both parties with knowledge and skills.”
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