Archive for the ‘jobs’ Category

Australia’s cherry farms need workers and Year 12s are getting the call up

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

With the cherry season due to begin soon in central west New South Wales, growers are desperate for workers. The short and intense season aligns with the end of school [...] read more...

Government to offer welfare and visa boosts for picking fruit – visa extensions for backpackers

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Scott Morrison said there was work being done on this, which would be announced very soon – but pick for the dole looks like becoming a reality. Unemployed young people could [...] read more...

Would you work for $500 a DAY? Desperate farmers offer out-of-work Australians extraordinary money to pick fruit

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow 2 Comments

Farmers are facing the prospect of leaving fruit to rot on trees during harvestCOVID-19 travel restrictions have caused a severe shortage in foreign workers  Growers are calling on unemployed Australians to [...] read more...

Underpaid international students struggle with cost of living as COVID-19 prevents travel home

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Nav Mittal says prospective Indian university students are sold an unrealistic dream about moving to Australia. Key points: International students say COVID-19 has exacerbated the chronic issue of underpaymentSome students [...] read more...

Business pushing hard to open state borders during coronavirus, but leading economists urge caution

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Business groups pressuring politicians to reopen state borders quickly should not ignore the health and economic benefits of the coronavirus lockdowns, two leading economists say. Key points: Tourism executives sign [...] read more...