Waytree's founder and CEO, Nic Terpkos, spoke with ABC's Country Breakfast host Clint Jasper about the increased interest in farm work from working holiday makers since Australia's international borders reopened on 21st February, 2022.
(Interview begins at 08:26)
Every year hundreds of thousands of workers are required to harvest Australia's crops. Often these seasonal jobs are done by backpackers on the 417 Working Holiday Visa, who must do 88 days of farm work to extend their stay in Australia for an additional year. But foreign workers in remote locations have been victims of underpayment and exploitation, and despite the many jobs on offer, they have a hard time finding the right one, at the right time. That's why Nic Terpkos, James Dernie and Harry Lowther launched West Australian start-up Waytree, a platform that makes seasonal job searching easier for farmers and workers. The founders say their platform provides more transparency around the jobs for workers, and speeds up the hiring process for farmers.
ABC Radio's Clint Jasper - Written Summary