Forest industries are predominantly based in regional areas, resulting in a smaller pool of potential employees than in metropolitan areas. Source: Timberbiz
Attracting skilled employees who can add value in areas of skills gaps means that we need to think laterally.
It was this approach that resulted in employers from the Green Triangle (South East South Australia and Western Victoria) travelling to the Holden automotive plant in Adelaide recently to seek out skilled workers who are becoming redundant from the Holden closure. Clare Scriven, the SA State Manager
AFPA-SA, takes an in-depth look at this new approach to skills usage. It’s all in the latest edition of Australian Forests & Timber News …. out soon.