The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) are excited to work with the Queensland Government and Response Research to deliver our Queensland workforce retention program.

The program will address attraction, retention, and participation issues in the Queensland post-farmgate workforce by providing employers with practical integrated solutions, at no cost, that can be easily implemented into enterprise operations. Employers will also have the opportunity to access a face-to-face retention advisory service that will assess their individual workforce needs.

Simple and clear resources that outline how interventions can be adopted across industry enterprises will then be developed for use by employers including processors, smallgoods manufacturers and retail butchers.

The program will embed new cultural change practice frameworks to improve attraction, development and retention practices and further position the post-farmgate sector as an attractive industry of choice for employment.

Queensland’s meat processing industry contributed over $3 billion to the Australian economy in 2022. Recruiting and retaining a sustainable and skilled workforce is fundamental to the viability of our industry.

AMIC thanks the Queensland Government for this exciting opportunity that we estimate will support approximately 2250 new hires and 9000 existing workers throughout the Queensland meat supply chain.

Interested businesses can apply or get more information by visiting:

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Workforce Connect Fund.