July 23, 2020
Jobloads app right pick for seasonal workers
A Māori-developed app could make it easier for workers to find seasonal horticulture jobs.
Gisborne orchardist Candice Pardy from Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Ngāti Porou has secured a $150,000 investment from Te Puni Kōkiri to scale up her Jobloads program.
She initially developed an app called Carloads to help workers carpool to work – but the restrictions of the COVID-19 lockdown meant she pivoted to trying to find a reliable labour supply for her persimmon orchard.
She says the temporary labour supply system hasn’t been working right for a long time.
Jobloads allows workers to choose when, where, and how they work, which employers can upload their jobs and get matched to the right workers without the worry of contracts and CV checking.
It also tracks job information to pay workers and invoice customers.
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