Farmers will be able to capitalise on what is predicted to be the best harvest in many years, with the launch this week of a new one-stop resource which will help the agriculture industry overcome a COVID induced labour shortage and get unemployed Australians into critical work.
The new website will connect unemployed Australians with farm work opportunities across the state as part of the NSW Government’s COVID Recovery Plan.
There’s no time to waste, the region needs between 3,500 and 5,000 people for agriculture and horticulture now. Farmers across the Central West are worried about finding enough contractors and employees willing to work to make the most of the bumper harvest expected this year.
A high volume of primary industries labour generally comes from overseas and due to COVID-19 international travel restrictions there simply isn’t the number of farmworkers the ag industry needs at the moment. The Help Harvest NSW website will help to overcome the challenge by connecting job-seeking Australians with agricultural work opportunities in NSW.
There’s never been a better opportunity for people without work to get out into the region where there’s plenty of good paying work on until the end of the year.
To explore ‘Help Harvest NSW’ visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/help-harvest-nsw.