Parkes MP Mark Coulton happy with Australia’s agricultural visa deal with Vietnam | Liberal Daily


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Despite a low unemployment rate of 1.7% in Dubbo-Orana, agricultural workers are among the hardest to find locally. Even the region’s largest employer, Fletchers International Exports, has 200 outstanding jobs to fill to meet the global meat supply. But last week’s signing of Australia’s agricultural visa agreement with Vietnam is a “positive step in a program that would bring transformational change” to major industry employers in the region clamoring for workers, the MP said. de Parkes, Mark Coulton. “It’s a banner day for the agriculture industry in the Parkes electorate, which has long struggled with labor shortages, particularly in recent years,” Coulton said. READ ALSO: – River Street Bridge gears up to move forward as tenders go out – People with dementia, carers and seniors connect through art will fill positions in industries primary industries such as primary product processing, horticulture, dairy, wool, grain, fisheries and forestry. At Fletchers in Dubbo, a processor and exporter of Australian lamb and mutton, its recent list of jobs advertised online and with local employment agencies includes slaughterhouse workers of all skill levels in the slaughter, boning and butchery. They also need a qualified electrician, fit turner and machinist and plumbers to work at their meat processing facilities in Dubbo, but across all of their business operations they process around 90,000 lambs and sheep every week with its 1,200 employees in Dubbo and Albany, Western Australia. Fletchers exports chilled lamb, frozen mutton and by-products such as sausage casings, tallow and sheepskins to 90 countries. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the deal was signed with Vietnam on March 28 and it was the first Indo-Pacific country to heed the call of the Australia for workers in primary industries that the domestic labor supply has not been able to meet. “Australian farmers need certainty about their workforce, certainty that this visa [agreement] guaranteed by nationals,” Mr. Littleproud said. The first cohort of workers under this new agreement is coming as soon as possible. “We already have a relationship with Vietnam, I can’t wait to see more workers,” said Mr. Coulton. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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