Ag labour shortage is making hard work of COVID and drought recovery

April 28 2022 - 8:00am
The machinery sector is among those suffering labour shortages, but its needs are more complex than those for which the new ag visa program is aimed.

Workforce challenges are plaguing a raft of Australian industries, with employers, both small and large, reporting job advertisements are attracting few applications - or no response at all in many cases. Those businesses that suffered the most under COVID-19 restrictions are now faced with workforce shortages impacting on their ability to return to pre-pandemic business levels.