Rural jobs could be cut by 30% in the next 12 years

Rural Exchange 08/07/2018

30% of rural jobs could disappear by 2030 thanks to automation technology. 

However, the labour skill set required to drive machinery and make winter feed may be more of a concern with the number of people wanting to do these jobs decreasing.

Hanzon Jobs managing director Richard Houston joins Rural Exchange to discuss the shortage and the flow on effects of not filling these positions.

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Watch the full interview with Richard Houston above.

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