Food for thought: supporting job access and social impact in regional food systems

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Author: Watts, Nicola


Across many regional areas of Australia, food and fibre underpins the regional economies and supports the welfare of its communities. Many people hold negative perceptions of the sector, and food and fibre businesses commonly report finding suitable employees as a major barrier to growth and productivity gains. Traditionally there have been views across employers that employees should be 'job-ready' with little tolerance for those who do not meet expectations. Where businesses do wish to give job seekers with barriers to employment 'a go', often they do not have the capacity or skills to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Employment; Governance; Innovation; Sustainability

Keywords: Regional; Enterprise; Employment opportunity; Promotion of employment; Employment service; Employment outcomes; Unemployed; Displaced worker; Youth at risk; Barrier; Leadership; Environment; Social development; Social aspects; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania; United States; North America

Published: Carlton, Victoria: International Specialised Skills Institute, 2020

Physical description: 38 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.907

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