FOUR-hundred or more people could get jobs following a Broadmeadows 'jobs and skills expo', organisers say.
The expo, held at the Broadmeadows Leisure Centre last week, was run by the federal government. It gave jobseekers a chance to submit resumes and speak to employers and a training organisation.
Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten said the expo was a great success.
"While unemployment rates in some regions have improved, there's more work to be done in many places, including here in Melbourne's northern and western suburbs.
"People today took advantage of more than 960 job opportunities, submitting 1302 resumes to the 85 exhibitors.
"The exhibitors told us that as many as 441 jobseekers may be placed in jobs. That's real jobs for people seeking work now."
Calwell MP Maria Vamvakinou said the expo was a boost for the region.
"It's never too late to reskill or engage in the workforce, and the expo helped people in the northern and western suburbs take that first step."
Since October 2009, 51 such expos have been held as part of the federal government's $3billion Building Australia's Future Workforce program.