As a publican in Darwin’s rural area, Leah Sloane is used to asking questions in job interviews — but this time last year, she found herself on the receiving end.
- Changes to visa rules allow backpackers to work in regional hospitality venues
- It reverses a recent trend of worker shortages in the sector
- There are still shortages in some areas and for some professions, such as cooks
“The potential employees were actually interviewing us,” Ms Sloane said.
“We were having to prove we were the best people to be working for.
“They were certainly unusual and interesting times.”