New app to help with labour shortage

Horticultural labour provider HOPS Labour Solutions have produced a new app called Picker to help with the current labour crisis in horticulture.

The company says that new app offers farmers and workers the flexibility required during the uncertainty of a pandemic and allows them to make direct contact with each other. ‘Thousands of people in the UK rushed to sign up for harvesting roles but many furloughed workers were unable to give a long-term commitment to working on a farm. As restrictions look set to change over the coming months, many of these applicants may need to return to their usual employment,’ the company said in a statement.

HOPS Operations Director Sarah Boparan said, “The Covid-19 crisis is causing major problems for the horticultural sector with farmers understandably concerned about a shortfall in their usual labour teams. As one of the leading ethical labour providers in the UK, HOPS is focused on helping farmers get the support they need to harvest their crops during this challenging time.

Photo source: HOPS

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