Emu Plains manufacturer struggling to fill 30 positions

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A half-century-old recreational vehicle manufacturer in western Sydney is struggling to find employees to fill vacancies, it has said.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Emu Plains-based Avida, which has won numerous industry awards, has resorted to door-knocking and flyer drops at schools, TAFEs and universities in an attempt to find 30 new employees. Roles range from unskilled to CNC machinists and electricians.

“It has not been easy to find people and I can’t say exactly why that is, because we are right on the train line, we are only a five-minute walk from Emu Plains station, so transport is not an issue,” managing director Ben Bimms told the Telegraph.

Penrith state MP Stuart Ayres said that the company was not alone among successful businesses in the area who were having trouble attracting employees.

“Avida offer trainees a strong start in the manufacturing trade and I encourage anyone looking for a break to get in touch,” he said.

According to its website, Avida was established in 1965 and has the Australian market’s biggest range of motorhomes.