Sweet Job a Juicy Local Option

T’S the “Sweetest Job” in more ways than one, with the chance to earn big bucks and snack on Australia’s favourite fruit – mango.

NT Farmers Association has begun a campaign to get locals employed as fruit pickers on mango farms during the picking season.

There are a potential 2500 positions during the season, from October to November.

Arnhem Mangoes owner Barry Albrecht has jumped on board the program and hopes to employ hard-working youngsters looking to learn more about horticulture.

“Over the years we’ve had to use backpackers and the seasonal workers program,” he said.

NT Farmers workforce planning co-ordinator Aisla Connolly said the program would target locals.

“We would love to build our NT workforce so that we don’t have to train every year,” she said.

Minister for Workforce Training Selena Uibo said the campaign would raise awareness of employment opportunities for locals.

To find out more head to thesweetestjob.com.au.

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