IAB Launches Careers Fair Amid Chronic Staff Tech Shortages

IAB Launches Careers Fair Amid Chronic Staff Tech Shortages

With job vacancy rates for the digital advertising and ad tech industry at almost 10 per cent at the end of 2021 and showing no sign of decreasing, IAB Australia and Advertising Week APAC today announced the launch of the industry’s inaugural Careers Fair.

Designed by IAB Australia’s Talent and Careers Working Group, the Fair will showcase the best of the digital industry to the next generation of talent. It will take place during Advertising Week at Luna Park in Sydney from 2nd to 3rd of August 2022.

Students and graduates from universities, as well as their relevant course professors and lecturers will be provided with free passes to attend Advertising Week and the Careers Fair, allowing them to learn, experience and enjoy the industry as well as talk to people from a range of media organisations about career opportunities that are available.

Advertising Week APAC partners and IAB members across adtech, media owners, agencies and brands will be able to take a stand in the Career Fair arena at Luna Park.

Gai Le Roy (main photo), CEO of IAB Australia commented, “Attracting a broad range of top talent has never been more important for the local advertising market and being able to invite students to attend Advertising Week APAC and the Careers Fair is brilliant step towards showcasing the fantastic opportunities available in our industry to a wide range of tertiary students.”

“Everything starts with a conversation, so we’re delighted to be working with the IAB to create something that helps both the industry, and students at the beginning of their careers. The last two years have made these very important connections almost impossible, and with many of partners also being IAB members it made perfect sense to join forces for this Fair,” said Clive Prosser, Director of Advertising Week APAC.

IAB Australia’s Talent and Careers Working Group is focused on developing industry talent with programs including a mentorship program, education, community events and promotion of job openings.  The Group is focused on developing people related initiatives including working with tertiary institutes to encourage a broader range of people into the growing digital advertising sector, developing a range of new industry training programs; and introducing support programs for rising talent in the industry who are experiencing rapid promotion.


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