Farm workers in short supply
Farmers are having trouble finding workers on P.E.I., says the province's Agriculture Sector Council.
The council has hired two employment officers to help farmers find Islanders willing to work. Coleen Larter is in charge of the program on the western end of the Island.
"[The challenge] at this time of year - the challenges have actually been over the past several weeks - is the availability of qualified and willing workers," said Larter.
"To be able to find a workforce that has the skill set that you need, and to be able to do the work that is required to get a crop into the field, is difficult."
The program helps interested workers find farmers who need them. Larter said working on a farm is a great way to build resumes.
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