April 18, 2021

Farmer Wants a Worker


Thousands of fruit and vegetable pickers are urgently needed RIGHT NOW! 

The current labour shortage is a result of coronavirus travel restrictions leading to a huge drop in overseas workers, who in the past have made up a large proportion of the Australian workforce.

So why aren't local Aussies applying? Is the work simply too hard and the pay too low? What are some of the positive aspects of this work and what government incentives are in place?

Joining Byron Cooke for this episode : Jane Richter from https://qldstrawberries.com.au/ and Tyson Cattle from www.ausveg.com.au 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AS PROMISED DURING THE EPISODE 

Applying for government funding before relocation :

https://ausveg.com.au/articles/labour-incentives-what-you-need-to-know/

Registering for QLD Strawberries Pick Pack and Play promotion :

https://pickpackwin.qldstrawberries.com.au/register.php?

Help for Workers : 

https://qldstrawberries.com.au/pickpackwin/help-for-workers/

What's good about working on a strawberry farm?

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