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MIA citrus growers urged to act now to secure seasonal workers | The Area News



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THE MIA’S citrus growers are fast running out of time to secure workers for this seasons harvest. With an unprecedented shortage of seasonal workers in Australia, citrus growers in the Riverina have been urged to secure at least part of this season’s labour requirements through the Pacific Labour Scheme now. MIA citrus grower Vito Mancini, national peak industry body Citrus Australia and experienced recruitment company, FIP Group, have all called on Riverina growers to make themselves aware of the shortage of labour options and to work on solutions. Citrus Australia chief executive officer Nathan Hancock said shortages were affecting every horticulture industry in Australia and that the issue would only get worse. “In…

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