Posted on March 16, 2017 in Forage Foundations
As rural populations decrease, farms and harvesting crews will have to be competitive to attract new employees to their teams.
Workforce demographics are rapidly changing, explained Peter Coyne, Vita Plus dairy service specialist, during his presentation at the recent Vita Plus Custom Harvester Meeting. He said more “help wanted” signs are posted now than 1980 and the unemployment rate continues to decrease. Every day in the U.S., 10,000 people turn 65 and exit the workforce, but the same number of people turn 21 every day. That means 10,000 jobs are in transition between someone with years of experience and someone who is brand new.