Rural tradies multi-skill as a lack of workers impacts small businesses

Alison Paterson
Updated February 21 2024 - 7:59am, first published February 20 2024 - 8:00pm
At Biggenden Engineering Works, 1st year Boilermaker apprentice Dylan Cross works on a job for a local customer. Picture: Supplied
At Biggenden Engineering Works, 1st year Boilermaker apprentice Dylan Cross works on a job for a local customer. Picture: Supplied

Small business owners across the state have reported a lack of people willing to live outside cities was a significant challenge to their ability to grow and service their clients as fewer apprentices appeared interested in working in regional, rural or remote communities.

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