The JobShow began in 2015 and is a joint initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and Stones Throw Group. It is supported by a range of other partners including TAFE QLD and other businesses, business groups, training and education and employment services providers.

The JobShow is about:

  • JOBS - Connecting businesses with the right staff
  • SKILLS - Linking businesses and candidates to immediate training and skills opportunities
  • BUSINESS AND STARTUP SUPPORT - Linking businesses and start-ups with critical business services.

The JobShow is an 8 week market engagement campaign and one day expo eventthat makes it easier for:

  • Local businesses to find the right staff efficiently, and cost effectively.
  • Training providers to engage potential students and gain immediate enrolments and connect to local businesses with a demand for training and skills.
  • Businesses to connect to their target customer markets, exhibit your business and products and services and help Sunshine Coast businesses and Start Ups grow and prosper.



  • Media partnerships - Sea & Mix FM, Channel 7 and the Sunshine Coast Daily
  • JobShow media launch
  • Regular employer profiles, editorials and stories in print media
  • Radio and television advertising targeting businesses and jobseekers
  • Radio live reads
  • Social media post shares and engagement through media partners
  • TV, radio and social media coverage of the event including a Sea FM outside broadcast.

Jobseekers & Community

  • Pre-event registrations
  • Referral to available jobs
  • Referral to work readiness training: White Card, First Aid, Barista, RSA, RSG, Introduction to individual support, customer service.
  • Resume and career advice workshops
  • Direct marketing to schools, community organisations and Sunshine Coast Council and other community networks

Business and Industry

  • In kind partnerships with local business and industry peak bodies to promote the JobShow to their members.
  • Presentations at local business events
  • Direct, targeted marketing to local businesses
  • Engagement of previous JobShow exhibitors
  • On-line business support resources, training and skilling opportunities for businesses

The JobShow has 3 main components


  • Exhibitors with jobs available
  • Target of a total of 800 jobs available on the day
  • Job interviews scheduled where possible
  • Online jobs board
  • Referrals of candidates to employers post-event


  • Exhibitors with accredited and non-accredited qualifications, courses and other products and services.
  • Course enrolments
  • Skills demonstrations
  • Interactive skills activities
  • Referrals of candidates to skills training post-event


Support for:

  • Business owners and operators
  • New businesses
  • Entrepreneurial, tech-based start-ups

Business support services:

  • Legal, accounting, office solutions and fleet.
  • Marketing and ICT,
  • Coaching and training
  • Franchises and business sales
  • Recruitment and labour hire

Access to:

  • Co-working
  • StartUp support and investment
  • StartUp competitions


  • Phone: 0408 074 001
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Address: 21/27 Evans Street
    Maroochydore, QLD 4558
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