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Regional Development Australia Northern Territory—Pick yourself a sweet job—in the NT's Mango Industry

30 October 2018

The 2018 Sweetest Job NT (Mango Industry) project, is aimed at meeting the demand from growers for seasonal agriculture workers, and to raise awareness of and connect people to seasonal work opportunities in their local area.

This is an industry driven project, funded and supported by Regional Development Australia NT, NT Farmers, Litchfield Council and the Northern Territory Government. The aim is to assist farmers in meeting the requirement to consider local workers for seasonal jobs prior to engaging overseas workers.

‘The Sweetest Job’ Campaign has previously been run successfully in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland with the strawberry industry, and in 2018 has moved to NT mangoes. Harvests are nearing the halfway mark in Darwin, with the Katherine region ready to begin. There has been a total of 130 NT residents register, with 21 in employment to date.

The Sweetest Job provides employers with a shortlist of candidates who have been screened through an information session, an on farm experience, completion of a “mango card” qualification and understand employer expectations.

Local residents in the Greater Darwin, and Katherine regions who are passionate about starting a career, or working in the Agribusiness sector are encouraged to visit: www.thesweetestjob.com.au for more information.