Local employment in agricultural sector  

As labour shortage continues to be an issue for the horticulture industry this year, Yarra Ranges Council continues to be proactive in connecting growers and jobseekers. Following their Seasonal Worker Information Session held last week they have provided the following information for growers seeking more labour options:
  1. Promote agricultural  jobs. YVR have a list of  jobseekers-participants from the recent Seasonal Workers Information Session and will inform them about local seasonal jobs. The VCA have already provided  some grower contacts (as per the VCA email sent earlier this month) who are seeking labour.
  2. National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair https://www.employment.gov.au/HarvestVJF to help agribusinesses across Australia find the workers they need. If employers have agricultural vacancies to fill for their upcoming season, they should consider exhibiting at the Virtual Jobs Fair. It will be held online on Thursday, 19 November 2020 from 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEDT) – NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS. Exhibiting is free, providing businesses/key industry groups with the opportunity to showcase job opportunities and connect with enthusiastic job seekers looking for work.
  3. YVR are collaborating with Migrants Information Centre (MMIC) and CALD communities coordinators and see serious interest from these communities to agricultural works. There are some barriers like language and transportation but MIC is happy to help with translation, transportation options could be discussed with particular growers. This is another source of seasonal labour for local growers. YVR are happy to connect growers with these communities and their coordinators.
  4. Working For Victoria– a great opportunity to post jobs on the government platform with more than 86 000 jobseekers Australia wide. This site really works, posting a job is a free and quick process. https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/register-employer    
For further information, please contact:
Elena Shchepina
Project Manager Economic Development & Investment
Tel: 0428 127 163
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