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Why a chicken shop is offering a $130,000 salary for a store manager with a VERY impressive package 

Why a chicken shop offers a salary of $130,000 for a shop manager with a VERY impressive package?

  • Chicken Treat offers an astonishing $130,000 salary for the store manager position
  • Western Australian chain placed for position at South Hedland restaurant
  • Successful candidate would receive free flights, accommodation and bonuses

A Western Australian chicken shop has advertised a position paying a whopping $130,000 for a shop manager — in a package that also includes free flights, accommodation and bonuses.

Chicken Treat, a popular chain that mainly operates in the western state, has offered the astonishing salary for the position, including an array of impressive perks.

The company said it was forced to offer wages for its South Hedland restaurant in an effort to attract skilled workers amid a staff shortage.

Chicken Treat's South Hedland restaurant (pictured) posted a job opening for a store manager who paid $130,000, which includes free flights, lodging and bonuses

Chicken Treat’s South Hedland restaurant (pictured) posted a job opening for a store manager who paid $130,000, which includes free flights, lodging and bonuses

In addition to the $130,000 salary, Chicken Treat also offers the option to fly in-fly-out for the job, performance-related bonus incentives, and a relocation assistant with two round-trip flights per year.

The successful candidate would also receive company-paid accommodation, as well as a retention bonus after staying with Chicken Treat for a year.

The entry required experience in hospitality management, in addition to a range of other skills.

According to the Western Australianthe ad was removed two weeks ago, and Chicken Treat has filled the role ever since.

The successful candidate would also receive company-paid accommodation as well as a retention bonus after staying with Chicken Treat for a year

The successful candidate would also receive company-paid accommodation as well as a retention bonus after staying with Chicken Treat for a year

The state is struggling with a skilled workforce after closing its borders with Australia and the rest of the world, even after the travel ban was lifted.

The Good Cartel, a cafe in Broome, offered a range of jobs, including a barista position paying more than $92,000.

Nonprofit executive and economist Conrad Liveris told the publication it had become nearly impossible to fill hospitality positions in WA outside of Perth.

“It’s a regional job so you have to pay a little more there and it’s hardly a glamorous job, you have to pay a little extra to make it attractive to people,” he said.

This is a sign that employers are responding to the tight labor market by actually raising wages. They have gone from complaining to paying.

‘It is actually a sign that the market is simply working as it should and that employers who can pay staff actually pay.’

He said the Chicken Treat job would never be placed with the same benefits as it had been in Perth or any other major city, but employers from regional areas were forced into desperate positions.

“There is such a demand that (Chicken Treat) thinks they can pay a manager $130,000 and still make a profit,” said Mr Liveris.

“It also shows that the employers in Port Hedland and South Hedland know that they have to compete for miners, that they have to pay high salaries.”

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