Website launched to get young people summer jobs in orchards

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 2:09PM
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Website launched to get young people summer jobs in orchards

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 2:09PM

A new way to help students get summer jobs in orchards.

The Pick Tiki online job site has won applause from Apples and Pears New Zealand.

Development manager Erin Simpson told Mike Hosking they're trying to get students to help with a worker shortage in orchards.

He says they want to bring back the summer experience of seasonal work for students.

"There's a lot of demand, we are pushing hard for young people to make some money and spend time outside. "

Simpson says the good thing about the student site is they're taking into account their accommodation and transport needs.

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