A new wave of food processing is about to start in Victoria.
The industry has exploded in popularity, with some companies offering up to 200 jobs per plant.
The most recent job figures from the WA Department of Labor and Employment shows that more than 70% of the new jobs being created are in the food processing sector.
The WA Government is also looking to help boost the industry.
In a statement, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Regional Development Scott Morrison said the industry was being “pushed” and “sabotaged”.
“This is the first time we are seeing a significant increase in jobs in food processing and we know it is being pushed and sabotaged by the current Labor government,” he said.
“We have taken action to protect workers in the industry by ensuring that new job opportunities are not being exploited and ensuring we have the right tools to manage and manage our workforce in an appropriate way.”
The WA Department for Employment says the government’s latest job figures show that about 80% of all new jobs created in the WA food processing market are in food processors.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources says there are more than 150,000 new jobs in the sector, with more than 80,000 in WA alone.
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