How growers are stepping up to the plate to recruit best talent

How growers are stepping up to the plate to recruit best talent

Operating a successful greenhouse business is no easy feat. The tasks seem to be endless, and the plants always need careful attention. It is essential to care for them properly throughout their time at the greenhouse, from propagation to shipping day. They need the ideal amount of sun and shade; they need to be watered; there are pest control systems to implement; and machines must be kept in working order. All the cogs must work in sync.

For many growers, the key to success is their workforce. Greenhouses need qualified talent from the top down. The leadership from the CEO is just as important as a general laborer pulling plants to prepare for shipping. A sizeable workforce that is well-trained, hardworking, and knowledgeable about the product is a necessity. That said, growers across the country are feeling the pinch in their workforce. In 2018, the number of job openings surpassed the unemployment level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many baby boomers are leaving the workforce, which leads to a gap in the job availability and number of people willing to take the jobs.

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Source: Greenhouse Grower


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