Today PeopleIN has expanded its contractor workforce by more than 25% by welcoming Food Industry People Group Holdings (FIP) to the PeopleIN family.
FIP specialises in providing workforce solutions to solve critical labour shortages primarily in the food services sector through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme. Where there are not enough local workers available, the PALM Scheme focuses on filling Australia’s current high-demand labour gaps with skilled workers from nine Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste, whilst also providing a vital and sustainable lifeline to families and communities back home.
Over their 16-year history, FIP has grown to be a national leader in workforce solutions under the PALM Scheme, with ~4,500 people in work. The support and protection of workers is paramount to FIP, with market-leading welfare initiatives along with well-established local community engagement programs. FIP provides a dedicated pastoral care program which includes providing workers with access to accommodation, transport, healthcare and connecting workers with local community services, churches and sporting clubs.
“PeopleIN has acquired an at scale international recruitment engine room to be leveraged by our defensive growth sectors, including food services, healthcare, manufacturing, and aged care. Our investment in the PALM scheme will help solve the significant skills shortages faced by our clients, and the broader market, by bringing in skilled workforces at scale”, - PeopleIN CEO, Ross Thompson.
FIP Group CEO, Brad Seagrott, will join the PeopleIN executive leadership team and continue to grow the business, with further growth opportunities now available through PeopleIN’s greater service capability and infrastructure.
“It was critical for FIP to join a company with strong value alignment on delivering for Australia. As the largest ASX-listed talent solutions company in Australia, PeopleIN provides us with greater capability and infrastructure to support our continued growth within the food services sector as well as into new markets” says Seagrott.
As part of the deal, we'll also be acquiring Revmax, a complementary business that works with Australian businesses and recruitment agencies to navigate the maze of government funding for the employment of staff.
If you’d like to find out more information on FIP, check out their website here: