The South West is set to host a multi-town jobs fair in a bid to expose potential job seekers to the benefits of working in the mining sector. The South West Resources Jobs Showcase will take place in Bridgetown, Manjimup and Nannup on April 28, 29 and 30, respectively. The aim of the forum is to act as a recruitment drive for the resources sector by showing potential miners how their current skill set can be transformed to job trades in the mining industry. The latest economic study of the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy found roughly $1.3billion was poured into the South West region during the 2020-21 financial year. With an estimated 5400 workers from the resources sector already living in the South West, the job fair will allow potential employees to meet face-to-face with large mining companies including Talison Lithium, Rio Tinto and Fenner Dunlop. Organised by the Resources Industry Training Council, RITC manager Amanda Hamilton said all were welcome at the information sessions. “The jobs showcase will be a chance for the community to discover how a job in mining can fit in with a rural lifestyle,” she said. “There are drive-in, drive-out opportunities in the South West as well as fly-in, fly-out opportunities to elsewhere in the State from Busselton and Perth. “I encourage people to make the most of the event by coming along, enjoying a free sausage sizzle and talking to recruiters from some of WA’s biggest companies.” The job fairs will be hosted at the Bridgetown Main Hall on April 28 between 2pm and 6pm, the Manjimup Country Club on April 29 between 2pm and 6pm and the Nannup Recreation and Community Centre on April 30 between 9am and 12pm.