Moreeplainsjobs.com is an initiative of Leonard Holt Rob (LHR) and a program - "The Brolga Project" - piloted by Moree Plains Shire Council. The Project provides university students with work experience opportunities in rural and regional Australia.
The new site allows employers to advertise vacant positions and jobseekers to upload full profiles, thus adding to the range of information sources.
The breakfast meeting held to launch the site was attended by employers and students who are either looking for work or will be soon - upon completion of their degree - and representatives from Moree Plains Shire Council and LHR.
Both moreeplainsjobs.com and The Brolga project will liaise with each other in the future where their goals align.
Moree has had problems for some time in attracting workers. According to the census data, between 2001 and 2006, the Shire's population actually declined from 15,680 to 13,976. The most recent population estimates suggest that that decline has stopped. However, Moree needs to be able to fill job vacancies if the area's population is to grow.