OUR electorate is home to many farms, orchards and vineyards whose produce is enjoyed locally and far abroad.
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The harvesting of their fruit or grain can often rely on external harvesting contractors, which is why the NSW Government has created a dedicated online resource, Help Harvest NSW.
This new platform will help them contact and arrange workers ahead of what is expected to be the best harvest in many years.
Much of our primary industries labour comes from other areas, but the COVID-19 restrictions mean there isn't the number of farm workers the agriculture industry needs.
The Help Harvest NSW website will help overcome this challenge by connecting jobseeking Australians with agricultural work opportunities in NSW.
My message to anyone looking for a job is this: consider agriculture. The work is tough but rewarding. Take a look at Help Harvest NSW and see what job opportunities are around the corner.
To explore the Help Harvest NSW site, visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/helpharvest-nsw.
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The NSW Government's COVID-19 fee-free short courses have delivered an opportunity to upskill during COVID-19 as well as deliver a meaningful boost to workplaces across the state.
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