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Seasonal horticulture labour demand and workforce study (ST19040)

Key research provider: Ernst & Young
Publication date: Monday, February 22, 2021

What was it all about?

This short project ran in 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the horticulture sector in accessing and securing their casual workforce. The study provided an 18-month outlook on the casual labour demand across different regions, to support industry discussion on longer-term COVID-19 responses.

Extensive stakeholder consultation across the sector was conducted and a nation-wide survey to determine production patterns, casual labour requirements and how COVID-19 had already impacted their businesses.