Agriculture by the Numbers

53 Agriculture-related firms in Bruce, Grey, Huron, and Bruce counties identified their workforce needs in the 2017 EmplyerOne survey. The data below represents some of the findings

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73 % of employers who hired in 2016
22 % of workforce that is seasonal or contract
65 % of workforce that is full-time
17 % of workforce that is under 25
26 % of workforce over 55
83 % of employers that have been in business 5+ years
17 % of employers that re startups
22 % of employers that rate that availability of skilled workers as excellent-good
78 % of employers that rate that availability of skilled workers as fair-poor
23 % of employers who have spent over a year trying to fill hard-to-fill jobs
72 % of employers who support on-going training
854 % of employers who could not support on-going training