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15 July, 2020

GrainCorp seeks biggest harvest workforce since 2016

GrainCorp is looking for up to 3000 new recruits to help manage this year's winter crop harvest in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria which is forecast to yield up to 21.5 million tonnes.

By Edwina Watson RURAL LEADER JOURNALIST

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A bush revival… GrainCorp prepares to recruit 3000 employees for the winter harvest, following on from a prolonged drought period and extensive COVID-19 disruptions.

ABARES most recent appraisals have suggested a total national winter crop production of 44.5 million tonnes, 11 per cent above the 10 year average to 2019-2020, while the forecast for eastern states is up 18 per cent on the 10 year average.

GrainCorp CEO Robert Spurway said the company’s network of storage and receival sites was well equipped to receive the incoming crop, and he was looking forward to growing the workforce to manage it.

"We see this as a great opportunity to provide employment and be part of a revival in the bush following a prolonged drought and several months of disruption from COVID-19" Mr Spurway said.

"We’ll be combing regional and rural towns for new recruits and returning staff to help manage grain receivals at our sites throughout our network. "It's important that we offer an effective service for growers, but also that we provide opportunity in those small town as one of Australia’s largest seasonal employers."


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