The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network
The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) is an industry-led rural jobs initiative funded by the Queensland Government.
Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG) services the Wide Bay Burnett, Gladstone and Banana Regions and has strong ties with a number of service providers that will be able to assist you with your recruitment and workforce development needs
Our aim is to work with you to understand your workforce requirements and to connect you with the most appropriate solution to help you grow your business. This could include information on the variety of available employment options and wage subsidies, connecting you with local recruitment and training providers, and/ or providing an update on what funding opportunities are available to upskill your workers.
BFVG’s Agriculture Workforce Officer Kylie Jackson is working closely with local and external Training Organisations, Schools and other community committees to ensure your needs are being addressed. To update Kylie on your business needs or to be added to the mailing list for upcoming events and training please contact:
Phone BFVG Office: (07) 4153 3007
Mobile: 0488 533 801
In the Media
AgMove relocation: eligible jobseekers can apply for up to $6000.00 to assist with relocation costs for Agriculture positions. Use these resources promote with your vacancies.
Video | 25th September 2020
[Source: School Holiday Job Program]
Video | 4th August 2019
Your Career in Agriculture
[Video Credit: Queensland Farmers Federation]
Media Interview | 28th August 2017
Backpackers vs Local workers in Seasonal Work.
[Video Snippet Credit: ABC News]
Media Interview | 5th July 2017
Seasonal Work Incentive Trial
[Video Snippet Credit: 7News Wide Bay]
Newsmail Article | Wednesday 2nd September 2020
FAIR GO: Call for flexible job programs to grow ag industry
While there are plenty of employment pograms and subsidies on offer, the nature of agriculture industry typically means they miss out.
Newsmail Article | Tuesday 25th August 2020
Popular workshops for primary producers return to Bundaberg
Primary producers in the Bundaberg region are invited to a free Workplace Essentials workshop to be held 9 September.