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Lack of workers costing P.E.I. millions

January 31, 2017
By The Guardian PEI

A lack of workers is costing the agriculture industry in P.E.I. millions of dollars a year.

That was the message from Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, executive director of the Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council.

According to her P.E.I. research numbers, the Island’s agriculture industry employed 4,900 people in 2014 but the industry was unable to fill 200 jobs.

Those vacant jobs meant the agriculture industry lost $4 million that year, a number that is only going to increase as the challenge of finding workers continues. | READ MORE


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