Please note: this is an old article
It was published in May 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.
In response to the recent announcement by SPC that it will cut fruit intake by up to 50 per cent next year, Greater Shepparton City Council has announced it is activating its Employment Response Plan to coordinate the provision of assistance to affected employees, contractors and families of local orchards.
Council will team with Centrelink, employment and labour hire companies, health services, and education and training providers to provide a forum to assist affected members of the community to make well informed decisions about their future.
The session will be coordinated by Council's Investment Attraction Department. Manager Investment Attraction Geraldine Christou said the team has been working with State and Federal Government Agencies, growers' associations and individual growers to determine how best to assist those affected in a positive and proactive way.
Greater Shepparton Mayor Cr Jenny Houlihan said Council recognises the impact that recent announcements have had on individual growers, their families, employees, contractors and the wider community. This forum is an avenue for affected parties to obtain all the information they need to make prudent decisions regarding their future employment.
The Employment Response Session will be held on Monday 20 May from 5.30pm at The Connection, located at KidsTown on the Causeway between Shepparton and Mooroopna.
For further information please contact Rohan Sali on 5832 9847.
- Released 16 May 2013