Sunday 09 September 2012
A farm machinery business in southern inland Queensland says it'll soon be trying to attract workers through a style of employment more commonly used in the mining sector.
John Travers, who's also the president of the St George and District Chamber of Commerce, says he's trialing a 'fly in, fly out' or 'drive in, drive out' style employment arrangement.
He says good seasons have increased demand for tractors and machinery and his business needs extra mechanics.
While he's had to resort to employees who live elsewhere, Mr Travers hopes some people may end up staying in St George.
"We don't want to see it as being a long term thing, we want to see it as introducing people from out of the region into our region," he said.
"Give them the opportunity to come out and work, get paid very well, experience the area and the best result would be that they actually want to come out and stay."
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