Good jobs aplenty in agriculture while city unemployment rises

Andrew Marshall
By Andrew Marshall
Updated September 9 2020 - 12:43am, first published 9:45pm
Rural sector headhunters say for a fraction of the cost of buying a home in a capital city plenty of skilled and semi-skilled workers could escape the COVID-19 recession living on good wages in vibrant regional centres such as Dalby, Dubbo, Parkes or Horsham.

While Australia's coronavirus pandemic problems push national unemployment numbers above 1 million, the rural sector is frantically trying to fill job vacancies across a wide spectrum of trades and professions.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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