Assistance for Employers to Secure Your Workforce

Many businesses have relied on a regular pattern of seasonal workers and a stable, permanent workforce for many seasons. COVID-19 has impacted worker availability and supply chains. Growcom is committed to connecting farm businesses with appropriately skilled and trained workers.

The following resources from Pick Queensland have been made available to help businesses source the labour they require.

FINDING WORKERS

QUEENSLAND AGRICULTURE WORKFORCE NETWORK

The Queensland Government’s Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) has officers across the state providing free advice on workforce services and initiatives to all agribusinesses, regardless of commodity or organisation membership.

If you are a Queensland agriculture employer and require additional advice on these services, you can visit the QAWN website to find a local officer or for more information.

AGFOOD CONNECT

AgFood Connect is an innovative pilot project that aims to create full-time jobs for individuals across a multitude of businesses in growth industries, making the employment process simple for jobseekers and employers.

Being a part of AgFood Connect gives you access to case-managed employment, ongoing mentoring, and expert staff that are available to you seven days a week. Our staff aim to overcome any barriers that you face in the employment and recruitment sectors.

Contact Business Engagement Officer, Blair Brown today:

0456 639 098
bbrown@growcom.com.au

AGRICULTURE COORDINATION OFFICERS

Queensland agriculture coordination officers are available to provide information and support to producers, the agriculture industry and local governments to manage coronavirus (COVID-19).

To contact an agriculture coordination officer, email info@daf.qld.gov.au or phone our customer service centre on 13 25 23.

HOST A RECENT SCHOOL LEAVER

Growcom is currently working with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and Farm Ready Hub to prepare recent school-leavers with the skills and knowledge they need to start their career in horticulture. 

We are currently seeking employers who are willing to host or employ these recent schoolleavers in their farm business. These candidates will arrive prepared to work having completed Farm Ready training. If you are interested in hosting a recent-school leaver, please register your details using the form below. 

As part of your involvement in the project Growcom will be seeking honest feedback about the suitability of Farm Ready as a pre-induction training mechanism.

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