Bolton Clarke joined the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) in 2017 and now employs workers from Kiribati and Samoa. Like many aged-care providers in regional Australia, it has struggled to fill personal carer and support roles with local workers but found a source of caring a reliable labour through the PLS for its residences at Longreach and Bowen in Queensland.
Angelica Fisheries on the New South Wales south coast joined the Pacific Labour Scheme in 2018. The business had struggled to find local labour and now employs 3 workers from Tuvalu. One of the owners, Steve Basile, says being able to access workers from Pacific island countries saved the business.