Growing concerns with potential labor shortages on the farm
To assist the agriculture community with potential labor shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, AgCareers.com is offering free temporary job postings or seasonal job postings.
AgCareers.com understands that there are some growing concerns with potential labor shortages on the farm, both unskilled manual labor and skilled labor. A skilled and secure workforce is vital for food production across North America during this pandemic.
The team at AgCareers.com is aware of this and wants to help. This is a complex issue which may include restrictions to foreign farm workers, also known as seasonal farm workers, during the pandemic which could cause farms across North America to face labor shortages.
No one wants COVID-19 to hit the farm,” says Director of Business Development at AgCareers.com Kathryn Doan. “But if it does, it will be essential we get skilled people on site to help milk, or prepare to plant, etc. Timing will be critical for both animal care perspectives, and considering seasonal realities.”
In agriculture, the cows can’t wait until tomorrow to be milked, and there is a brief window during the planting or harvest season to get the work done.
AgCareers.com is offering free job postings for temporary or seasonal jobs that posted on the AgCareers.com website. Farming operations just need to enter the code TEMPJOBSc19. Expires July 31, 2020.
“There are lots of people who grew up on a farm and who are now unemployed; this should allow them to apply for these temporary positions,” says Doan. “Some types of jobs will require specific agriculture skills, but all of these jobs are critical to ensuring the food supply remains robust, reliable and accessible throughout this health crisis.”
Also, check out the COVID-19 Information and Resources for U.S.A. Agricultural Employers and Employees page on AgCareers.com.