With the pandemic still having a huge impact on primary producers being able to obtain critical seasonal labour, ALA’s Tasmanian recruitment team have been embracing new pathways to source staff for farmers – all while giving young people pathways into agriculture careers.
ALA founders, Casey and Luke Brown have always been about giving people a chance. It was just what they needed to get their business started back in 2010, and it’s this belief that is now instilled into the workplace culture in their offices across Australia.
When recruiting locals proved extremely difficult, ALA Tasmania, Account Manager Rhys Hensen jumped at the chance to assist Austin Cornish when he made inquiries about work. At the time, Austin was living in Thyne House, an Anglicare youth accommodation facility in Launceston.
Now, having been with ALA for over six months, Austin has been a fantastic addition to the team and has also connected ALA with more young people who were waiting for their chance to prove themselves.
With the relationship still going from strength to strength, read more about this great partnership in the article, published in the Sunday Examiner, Sunday 29 August, 2021.