Winemakers forced to recruit overseas workers over lack of applications from Adelaide’s jobless

GRAPE growers and winemakers say they are being forced to hire foreign workers because people from Adelaide’s high-unemployment areas seem unwilling to move even temporarily to the country.

More than 105,000 temporary work visas were granted by the Department of Immigration to foreign nationals in 2013-14.

The South Australian Wine Industry Association has told a Senate committee inquiry into temporary work visas that many of its members experience difficulty recruiting skilled and unskilled workers. More