Those without work during the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to join a local initiative and earn a few extra bucks in the process.
It comes after Gunnedah shire councillors voted to expand the Farmer Army initiative to help people impacted by the pandemic.
Originally started to assist those in the primary production industry during the crippling drought, the Farmer Army will now include people who are unemployed or underemployed due to the impact of the coronavirus.
"The Farmer Army was a great success during the worst stages of the drought, but thanks to better weather conditions, that demand has eased," Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey said.
"We are now pleased to be able to extend that program to provide assistance to those who might be struggling due to the severe impact of the coronavirus on employment."
The Farmer Army offers temporary, flexible work arrangements for eligible people to work on council's community projects.
To apply, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMB7QNY
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