'Help the harvest' is a new website connecting Flemish farmers who urgently need seasonal workers with people looking for a job.
The project is an initiative of the Flemish government and involves VDAB, the employment service of Flanders, and farmer organisations Boerenbond, ABS and Verbond Belgisch Tuinbouwveilingen. Farmer organisations promote the service among farmers, who communicate their vacancies at VDAB. VDAB then searches for suitable employees among job seekers, job students, retired workers or community workers.
Farmers are asked to take the necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of their employees.