Category Archives: HTS Success Stories – Employers

A supportive environment gets the most out of staff at Marenny Vale

Apples, plums, cherries and cider – Marenny Vale Orchards need a well-rounded team for their busy operations in Shepparton. Now third-generation fruit growers, Marenny Vale Orchards was started in the 1980s by Mark and Jenny Morey. An abandoned citrus grove was their first venture, which they soon turned into a highly productive apple orchard. In […]

We’re harvest workers – just not the usual suspects

With COVID-19 disrupting backpacker availability for fruit picking and harvest work, MADEC is helping Australian growers explore a new market for staff. Their own backyard. Oakes & Sons, a family-run business producing pineapples and cane, has seven locations around the Maroochy River in Queensland. As the COVID-19 pandemic set in, brothers Gordan and Murray who […]

Tailored services provide the right candidates for flower picking

Maarten Blokker, Director at Blokker – flower growers in Tasmania – says working with MADEC helped them secure the right workforce. Located in Wesley Vale, North-West Tasmania, Blokker produce Freesias, Irises, Ranunculus and Sunflowers over two hectares of glasshouses. Depending on the season they also grow between five and ten acres outdoors. The Blokker flower […]