About The Sweetest Job

The 2018 Sweetest Job NT (Mango Industry) project, is the latest in a series of successful campaigns and programs aimed at meeting the demand from growers for seasonal agriculture workers, and to raise awareness of and connect people to seasonal work opportunities in their local area.

The 2018 Sweetest Job NT project is supported and funded by Regional Development Northern Territory, NT Farmers Association, Litchfield Council and the Northern Territory Government Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, and builds on the previous success of the Sweetest Job model in Qld to provide a local workforce solution for NT Mango farmers in the greater Darwin, Litchfield municipality and Katherine regions, and seasonal job opportunities for NT residents.

Project Partners

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of 55 committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.

RDA Northern Territory is focused on promoting business growth, collaboration, innovation, international trade and entrepreneurship.

At Stones Throw, we are passionate about helping local communities and connecting people to jobs.

Gaining a job, a new job, a different job or a better job changes lives, and we have a successful history of developing unique and effective workforce and skills development projects that have a real and measurable impact on individuals and communities.

The Northern Territory Farmers Association (NT FARMERS) is the peak body for the plant based Industries in the Northern Territory and is an amalgam of the former Northern Territory Agricultural and Horticultural Associations. NT Farmers commenced operation on 1 July 2012.

We currently have more than 100 members in our organisation.

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation was established on 12 September 2016 and is the Northern Territory (NT) Public Sector's coordinating agency for economic development. With a vision for a strong vibrant economy for all Territorians, our mission is to drive private investment and create jobs.

We are positioned to attract greater investment and trade opportunities to develop the north, enabling the advancement of a skilled and capable workforce and supporting business growth and sustainability. Our vision is to make the NT a strong, vibrant economy for all Territorians and sets our purpose to drive opportunities to grow private investment and create jobs.

Litchfield Municipality is situated on the outskirts of Darwin amid tropical rural bushland, boasting a rural lifestyle with a wide range of well managed services and facilities available to its residents and visitors. Spread over 3,100sqkm, Litchfield is rapidly growing offering larger land parcels for families and is currently home to over 5,500 people.

Litchfield residents enjoy a rural lifestyle which combines a mix of rural residential, horticultural, agricultural and industrial interests within its boundaries. Litchfield Council is the local government council responsible for planning and delivery of a range of services.

The Job Shop is a quality accredited, fully licensed employment agency operating since 2005. We place around 3000 people in work each year in agriculture, hospitality and trades & labour. The jobs we fill include casual, medium term and permanent roles.

The Sweetest Job NT Project is proudly funded and supported by Regional Development Australia NT, NT Farmers, the Northern Territory Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and Litchfield Council.

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