Posts tagged "labour shortage"

Industry scrambles to find fruit pickers, offering $23.50 an hour

[09 April/Stuff NZ] The kiwifruit industry is in search for a number of workers to harvest fruit for the six to eight week season peak. The Ministry of Social Development has declared a shortage of workers for the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit harvest. The kiwifruit industry is just starting its main season with the industry...

As labour shortage bites, app aims to hook growers up with workers

[13 March/Stuff NZ] Genevieve Griffin-George, a Tasman Entrepreneur and Founder of PICMI, a cloud-based software, is helping horticulturalists find workers in the current shortage. PICMI has been designed to simplify the employment process for agricultural seasonal staff and was developed last year as part of the Xcelerate programme. The idea was born from personal experience...

Apple growers positive but labour shortage could spoil season

[1 March/The Country] Although a bumper crop of Hawke’s Bay apples is being harvested early this year, there were fears a labour shortage could leave thousands of apples unpicked. A spokeswoman for Bostock said they have a good quality crop and that it was going to be a bumper season, however labour shortages meant they...