No local jobs
I HAVE been living in Childers for the past seven years and can’t believe how hard it is to try and get a local job. This has not been the case the whole seven years though. When I first came here all the farmers hired the locals for the season and if fortunate enough you worked for at least 10-11 months of the year. We have bought property here and intend on spending the rest of our lives here, but that may not be the case if we can’t get work. As I have finished the cane season, like many others, there is no work for locals. But if the bank takes our house and I am forced to live at the caravan park or the hostels in town, I’m guaranteed work. How is this fair? I am quite sure I’m not the only person in town who can’t get a job. Yet these farm jobs available on the website are from the caravan park and need workers for the contracts they have with the farms, but they don’t have the staff for these contracts obviously or they wouldn’t be advertising. I rang up and was told that because I’m not staying there I can’t get the work. Something needs to change in the region for the locals otherwise there won’t be any locals left, except those who own the farms. I’m desperate for work, I have even applied for jobs I know I’ve not got any experience in but hoping someone will give me a go.