Critical food, agriculture job opportunities increase in Michigan due to coronavirus pandemic

State departments collaborate with organizations to help fill critical positions

Agricultural laborers pick lemons inside the orchards of Samag Services, Inc, where they grow avocado, lemons and oranges. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. – Critical food and agriculture jobs are opening throughout Michigan largely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Michigan officials say that industry stakeholders have cited a “growing need for skilled workers” amid the pandemic.

The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Economic Opportunity are collaborating with Pure Michigan Talent Connect and Michigan Works! to share resources with employers and promote job opportunities for those seeking work.

Food and agriculture employers can file open positions with this form from Pure Michigan Talent Connect to spread awareness of critical jobs that need to be filled.

Job seekers can connect with Michigan Works! or Pure Michigan Talent Connect to view available job openings.

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