COVID19: the 'Work Harvest' website for job placement in the agricultural sector
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, a website was set up under Rural Development Programme Technical Assistance to help match agricultural companies with jobseekers
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed great challenges for producers and farmers. Labour market conditions have deteriorated and many people have lost their jobs, especially in the tourism and services sectors. In some sectors, however, labour shortages have emerged due to the loss of commuters and cross-border seasonal workers.
The aim of the project was to connect farmers and producers with potential employees. It is crucial for the agricultural sector to have an adequate number of workers available to prepare, care and harvesting the crops. To achieve this goal, a website called 'Work Harvest' has been set up under the Hungarian Rural Development Programme’s (RDP) Technical Assistance to match agricultural companies offering work with jobseekers.
Currently the website has:
342 registered jobseekers. It is worth noting that this number many not fully reflect the total users of the site as jobseekers do not have to register to use it.
52 registered work providers.
473 work advertisements were published, and the content is constantly updated.