Locally grown strawberries should start appearing in supermarkets and fruit and veg outlets soon with harvesting of the 2023-24 crop now underway.
Costa Berries, which has berry farms at Sulphur Creek, Devonport, Wesley Vale and Dunorlan has started picking strawberries, with raspberry, blackberry and blueberry harvesting to start from next month.
In a post on the Costa website, Tasmanian Regional Manager, Cameron Folder says Costa aims to employ up to 900 Tasmanians in a range of positions, with the majority of them on the North-West Coast.
Mr Folder says jobs include supervisors, crop maintenance, picking, packing, pest management, truck drivers, forklift drivers, irrigation and general maintenance.
Costa will run recruitment campaigns over the next two months, as well as drop-in information sessions for potential employees at its East Devonport distribution centre on Mondays from 11 am to 5 pm, starting on October 30.
Mr Folder says the Costa workforce will be a mix of seasonal migrant workers from Pacific islands, locals, and working holiday makers, or backpackers.