A virtual jobs fair showcasing employment opportunities across harvest regions nationally will be held today (Thursday, 19 November 2020).
The National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair, funded by the Australian Government, will bring together job seekers and local businesses with jobs to offer in the country’s harvest regions, including in North East Victoria.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the virtual jobs fair will promote rural job opportunities.
“A range of presentations from employers and harvest providers will demonstrate what harvest jobs are like, from picking to packing,” Minister Cash said.
“This jobs fair complements our Government’s recent Budget announcement of $17.4 million in relocation support to attract workers to our farms and regions.
“As we see COVID-19 restrictions ease, the Government is committed to connecting job seekers with businesses looking to hire.
“Creating jobs and boosting the skills of Australians to help them get back into work is at the heart of the Morrison Government’s recovery plan and 2020-21 Budget.”
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the jobs fair was great news for Victoria.
“From cherries and berries to stone fruit, Northern Victoria has a raft of crops needing to be harvested, making The National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair a must for anyone who wants to connect with businesses currently recruiting,” Senator McKenzie said.
The Government has held jobs fairs in many locations around Australia with more than 40,000 people having attended a fair since July 2018.
The National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair is a free online event and will be held from 1pm to 5pm (AEDT) on Thursday 19 November 2020.
Registrations are required for the event and can be made via: employment.gov.au/HarvestVJF