A job fair in Victoria has been suspended after complaints that some workers were being given money for jobs they had not completed.
The Victoria Employment Council said there was “no-reward” system in place for jobs that had not been filled, and many workers said the only way to make money was to “bust a gut”.
The job fair is being held in the Sunshine Coast town of Narre Warren, with a “no refund” policy announced on Wednesday.
The Sunshine Coast has been ranked among the best places to work in Australia in terms of overall quality of life, according to the Mercer survey, which found that “employment is better and the job market is much more competitive than most other regions”.
The Sunshine region has an unemployment rate of 4.5 per cent, with one in five people either jobless or underemployed, according the National Employment and Supportive Services Agency.
“Victoria has a very strong job market and the demand for jobs is increasing,” said a spokeswoman for the Sunshine Region.
We will continue to monitor and monitor the situation to ensure that any refunds are made as quickly as possible.”