A local cricket club are trying to entice city-dwelling recruits to the regions by offering them jobs and help with housing.
The Margaret River Hawks Cricket Club has launched a recruitment drive for new cricketers, offering aspiring players the chance to “move out of the city and avoid lockdowns.”
If a player joins the team, they’ll receive a “a full time (or equivalent) job within the region” and “employment opportunities for [their] partners,” a post on the club’s Facebook page reads.
“Monday-Friday work and cricket on weekends!” it promises.
The club has partnered with local businesses to offer jobs to mechanics, electricians, auto electricians, HC truck drivers, lifeguards or rec-centre workers. The post also offers “hospitality jobs” to the cricketer’s partner.
The perks don’t stop there – after someone asked if a “flight” would be included, the club commented “send a message.”
The successful candidate will receive assistance finding housing.
Margaret river currently has a rental vacancy rate of just 0.2 per cent.
In January this year, Dunsborough-based Real Estate Institute of WA vice-president Joe White warned that regional population growth would be “constrained by lack of housing stock.”