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The COVD-19 crisis has caused a shortage of workers on farms throughout the country. This week we have been helping our asparagus client recruit the seasonal workers needed to pick and pack asparagus from  April to June this year.

We have been contacting the media up and down the country to help spread the word! Below is a selection of the articles that have appeared so far.

The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/25/uk-farmers-fear-huge-labour-shortfall-despite-interest-in-land-army

Mail online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8155331/Farmers-fear-harvest-80-000-workers-needed-food-Britains-tables.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8157809/Britains-fruit-veg-fields-filled-produce-need-dig-victory.html

FT

https://www.ft.com/content/e27a9395-db47-4e7b-b054-3ec6ba4cbba3

The Sun

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/11256966/fight-coronavirus-apply-70000-job-britain/

Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/24/global-food-prices-will-come-pressure-massive-shortages-seasonal/

BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-51975004

Farminguk

https://www.farminguk.com/news/farmer-overwhelmed-by-call-to-help-pick-crops_55262.html

Fresh Plaza

https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9201648/uk-farmers-call-for-land-army-to-sustain-food-production/

Worcester

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/regional/worcestershire/evesham/18327204.jobs-available-asparagus-farms-uk-workers/

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We are now urgently recruiting for workers who are in the UK and able to work to pick and pack asparagus in our farms all over the country from mid April until mid June. Farms pay the living wage and most have accommodation on site. The British Asparagus industry relies on workers from mainland Europe to provide seasonal labour to harvest the crop. Because of the current economic impact of the Coronavirus, workers from Europe are unable to travel to the UK to pick asparagus ready for distribution to the public.
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For more information, go to http://www.hopslaboursolutions.com OR http://www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk/2020-seasonal-workers-service.
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