A jobs fair in Melbourne’s southeast will connect local jobseekers with nearly 2,000 employment opportunities.

Officially launching the event today, Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams said the Melbourne South-East Jobs Fair would connect people who are looking for work with nearly 50 different employers and employment service providers.

The jobs fair builds on the Andrews Labor Government’s $63 million Jobs Victoria initiative, supporting Victorians who need work the most, including those leaving the automotive industry.

South-east jobseekers will have an opportunity to talk face-to-face with exhibitors, including Victoria Police, Department of Human Services and the Level Crossing Removal Authority to learn about local jobs and training opportunities.

Participants will also receive information packs and be able to attend sessions on resume writing and develop strategies for finding a job that suits their skill base.

The Labor Government is creating jobs through major projects including level crossing removals and the manufacture of High Capacity Metro Trains.

The Government has also established Skills and Jobs Centres at Chisholm in Dandenong and Holmesglen Institute in Chadstone, where workers can get employment and retraining advice.

The Melbourne South East Jobs Fair is a partnership between the Victorian and Commonwealth governments, and Toyota Australia.