AgriFutures Australia has conducted an Australian first study revealing that changing how community members view a career in the agriculture sector could hold the key to securing a rural workforce for the future.
The research involved surveying more than 5,000 people to understand the key drivers of workforce retention and attraction across rural industries as part of AgriFutures Australia’s Community Perceptions and Worker Experiences Research Program.
Key insights from the research, which was conducted by data science company Voconiq, include:
- 18% of community members surveyed believe that Australian rural industries have not changed much in the last 50 years.
- 54% of workers surveyed intend to stay in rural industries for more than 10 years.
- 70% of workers think there are meaningful careers in rural industries.
- 69% of workers surveyed said that they agree/strongly agree that new technologies will make rural industries a more attractive career in the future.
To see the research findings, visit Community Perceptions and Worker Experiences Program | AgriFutures Australia.
Connecting jobs seekers and employers in Queensland agriculture
Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has recently launched Ag Jobs Queensland – a dedicated industry job matching platform for the Queensland agriculture sector.
From technology and data, automation, people management, environmental sustainability, finance, marketing, risk management, the agriculture sector has a lot to offer.
Through Ag Jobs Queensland, QFF are looking to promote the incredible opportunities on offer and tell the success stories of people who have made their career in ag.
As a practical tool for employers and job seekers alike, Ag Jobs Queensland allows prospective employees to upload their AirCV and search available jobs. Employers can subscribe to the platform to post and advertise their jobs, promote their business as an employer of choice and connect with prospective employees.
To learn more about Ag Jobs Queensland and to get connected, visit www.agjobsqueensland.com.au.