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Labour Shortage…is it the same in your industry?

Isn’t it ironic that with all the Covid-19 related job losses, we’re still facing a massive labour shortage, with the primary sector in particular facing a critical worker shortage as a result of border closures?  We thought these two articles, both relating specifically to the hort industry and the challenges in getting fruit off trees/vines we were well worth a look at, and raise different issues (and potential solutions) for the fruit picking industry.   

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/the-detail/300119797/the-detail-its-a-tough-job-to-fill-so-whats-the-future-of-fruit-picking?cid=app-iPhone

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/122835805/is-pay-the-problem-how-much-indemand-orchard-workers-really-earn?cid=app-iPhone