Agricultural Workforce Resilience Package

​​Seasonal work has been impacted by COVID-19. Travel and border restrictions means agriculture, food processing, and critical food supply chain businesses will need a local workforce for the coming planting, production and season, and possibly beyond. 

The Tasmanian Government's Agricultural Workforce Resilience Package is providing $1.9 million over two years to attract and retain local workers.

The Package includes:
  • Tassie Harvest Jobs. Take Your Pick - the local agricultural ​jobs campaign​ to encourage Tasmanians to consider new career options
  • support for industry resilience, promotion and targeted development of skills and training​, including an industry-sponsored boost to regional transport​
  • extending the Farmpoint one-stop point of contact for primary producers
  • boosting Safe Farming Tasmania to ensure ​agricultural employees are workforce ready and workplaces are COVID-19 safe
  • establishing a ​roundtable with experience and knowledge of the Tasmanian agricultural industry and their local communities, to provide advice on Government projects and campaigns

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Contact

FarmPoint
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Fax: (03) 6777 5100
Email: farmpoint@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: http://farmpoint.tas.gov.au

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