Aquaculture jobs and career opportunities are being promoted as part of a new campaign to attract Kiwis workers into the primary sector.
Opportunity Grows Here is a government funded website and marketing campaign developed to attract 10,000 New Zealanders into food and fibre jobs over the next four years.
“Our primary sector is a huge part of our economy and our brand and it’s going to play a big role in our economic recovery,” said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, when launching the campaign this week.
“It’s a sector that brings tens of billions of dollars to the New Zealand economy every year and accounts for nearly one in every seven jobs, but more Kiwi workers are needed to support its growth. We want to redeploy recently unemployed Kiwis to help fill the gap.
“It can be hard to find information when you are looking for a job and so we’ve built this site to bring opportunities across the primary sector together into the one place, making it easier for employers and for job seekers.”
Promoting your jobs
The site contains an overview of industry careers, training and opportunities which can be seen here: https://www.opportunitygrowshere.nz/seafood/
It also links to current industry job vacancies listed on Trade Me and Seek.
Trade Me lists aquaculture jobs within the ‘fishing’ category: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/jobs/agriculture-fishing-forestry/fishing
While Seek lists aquaculture positions under the ‘seafood-jobs’ category: https://www.seek.co.nz/seafood-jobs
The campaign will be reaching Kiwis through a range of social media platforms.
It’s part of the Government’s job creation and economic recovery plan.
“Many unemployed people are talented and have skills that are readily transferrable. They just need to know that these opportunities exist – that’s what this campaign is all about,” Minister O’Connor said.