Wealth of ca­reers avail­able in $23 bil­lion red meat pro­cess­ing in­dus­try

South Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY -

THE Aus­tralian Meat Pro­ces­sor Cor­po­ra­tion an­nounced the launch of the “Meat. Your Fu­ture.” cam­paign, which will high­light the wealth of ca­reer op­tions avail­able in the $23 bil­lion meat pro­cess­ing in­dus­try, aim­ing to at­tract new em­ploy­ees and im­prove com­mu­nity per­cep­tions of the red meat pro­cess­ing in­dus­try as a whole.

Red meat pro­cess­ing is the nation’s largest food prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try and the nation’s se­cond largest em­ployer by sec­tor, em­ploy­ing about 135,000 peo­ple.

The AMPC be­lieves it’s the right time to shine a spot­light on the op­por­tu­ni­ties that are avail­able in an in­dus­try that is a corner­stone of Aus­tralia’s econ­omy, and has re­mained re­silient dur­ing eco­nomic down­turns.

“We’re ex­cited about ‘Meat. Your Fu­ture.’ and the ben­e­fits for the in­dus­try as a whole, in­clud­ing at­tract­ing new work­ers to help meet the con­sumer de­mand for red meat,” AMPC chair­man Peter Noble said. “Red meat pro­cess­ing is a well-re­spected do­main that makes a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the econ­omy and it’s time more peo­ple knew about the po­ten­tial that a fu­ture in our sec­tor can pro­vide.”

A ca­reer in red meat pro­cess­ing is of­ten over­looked, how­ever the AMPC is aim­ing to high­light the ben­e­fits of this in­no­va­tive, di­verse and flex­i­ble in­dus­try.

“Red meat pro­cess­ing is a valu­able in­dus­try and its peo­ple are an equally valu­able re­source,” Mr Noble said.

“By tak­ing great care of em­ploy­ees and their ca­reer paths, red meat pro­cess­ing sets both the in­dus­try and its peo­ple up for suc­cess. That’s some­thing that makes us very proud.”

The pos­i­tive im­pacts of red meat pro­cess­ing are be­ing felt on lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional scales.

For more in­for­ma­tion about cur­rent op­por­tu­ni­ties visit www.ampc.com.au.

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