Huntress Valley farmer Mike Sargent says the region’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country, despite the construction boom.
The regional economy is still growing and he believes the number of jobs available is increasing.
“I have had people come in here and say ‘how long have you been here?
What have you done?
Where have you worked?
What’s the job that you’ve got?’,” Mr Sarget said.
I’ve had people say ‘How long have I been here?’
What have I done?
Where have you used to work?’
‘I’ve got no idea, I haven’t got a clue'”He said he knew of several hunters who had been on the payroll for months.
I know people who have gone out to hunt a couple of weeks ago, who are not looking, because they’ve got nothing else to do.””
[They’re] not looking for work because they’re scared of the noise, they’re not looking because they know that there’s no jobs,” Mr Sager said.
“I know people who have gone out to hunt a couple of weeks ago, who are not looking, because they’ve got nothing else to do.”
Mr Sargant said he was happy to give a “one-off” job to someone, but wanted to be sure that they had a good CV.
Mr Sarge said he had recently applied for a new job at a local meat processing plant, and was looking for an entry level position.
It’s a good opportunity, but I want to make sure that I get the best possible CV for the job, he said.
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