In an initiative between the Tasmanian Government and agricultural industry representatives, Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff today launched a new website to attract people to agricultural jobs in the Apple Isle.
The Tasmanian Agricultural Jobs website is an online hub for people looking for seasonal, casual, part- or full-time roles in agriculture across Tasmania. There is an opportunity for the site to become the go-to tool for employers looking to hire staff and also for people looking for work in the Tasmanian industry.
Fruit Growers Tasmania Business Development Manager Phil Pyke said the site has been developed as part of the states’ response to the backpacker tax issue – but it’s also more than that. “This website is also about local employment, it’s for Tasmanian migrants, international visitors with working visas and for opportunities to utilise the Seasonal Worker Programmes.
“This is the Tasmanian agricultural industry’s website for advertising jobs across the state, where producers and employment services companies can advertise any positions currently available,” Phil says.
Currently there is no cost to businesses wanting to advertise their positions vacant and at the end of February 2017 an administration fee of $40 will apply. The website will operate on a not-for-profit basis under the management of Fruit Growers Tasmania. It is sponsored by the State Government, regional councils, Mystate Agribusiness, Regional Development Australia Tasmania, Rural Business Tasmania, employment services companies and industry partners.
The site is also enabled with a Tasmanian agricultural news RSS feed and general information for workers on occupational health and safety, work readiness, application processes and more.
For more information or to advertise a job vacancy contact Phil on 03 6231 1994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.