Jobs galore can be found in the Orana region including Dubbo, particularly in the health sector.
Mining jobs are also aplenty.
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana staff have counted 1291 job vacancies since November including "additional vacancies across the hospitality and retail sectors in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday season".
The number of available jobs is currently sitting around 500, they say.
RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon says the number of vacancies represent "recovery and growth" in the region.
At the same time they reflect the "need to grow our population at a faster rate" to fill emerging positions, she says.
The predicament will be the focus of RDA Orana's third Inland Growth Summit on February 26.
Its core topic is "more jobs than people".
"On the day, presenters will provide an overview of the employment landscape as it stands in the Orana region," Mrs Dixon said.
"They will include representatives of mining and construction companies along with NSW Health.
"This will allow for a better understanding of the situation.
"We will be workshopping and brainstorming solutions throughout the day."
Mrs Dixon said the region had 120,000 people, a workforce of 49,000 people and an unemployment rate below three per cent.
"RDA Orana is working alongside government and industry to boost the workforce," she said.
"We are working with Regional Australia Institute on population attraction, as well as local government.
"We are also actively working with the Commonwealth and state governments on migration policy and opportunities.
"Our recent investment and migration publications are part of this push to increase population."
The summit will be held at Lazy River Estate.