Denmark - Shortages qualified farm workers - June 30, 2018

A new survey by the scientific centre for food and agriculture, SEGES, shows a serious increase in personnel shortages in the agricultural sector. According to the survey, 22.3% of the country’s farmers were in need of qualified workers in the first half of 2018, compared to 2.2% in 2010. The situation is worst within pig and poultry farming. Trade union 3F states that, although the unemployment rate is currently very low, there are enough unemployed workers in the country to do the work. The trade union claims that the agriculture sector would rather employ foreign workers than unemployed Danish people.

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