the problem


Market demand is high and labor is scarce.

“Lack of workers, not work weighs on the nation’s economy” 

—The New York Times, Read Article >


Food & Beverage

  • $13m-worth of fruit and vegetables had to be ploughed under in 2015 because of the lack of pickers
  • The farm-labor shortage accounted for $3B in lost annual revenue between 2002 and 2014. Read Article >
  • Food demand is expected to increase anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050. Read Article >
  • Advances in automation and robotics are enabling food and beverage manufacturers to boost productivity and attract higher-skilled workers. Read Article >

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Openings for manufacturing jobs this year have averaged 353,000 a month, up from 311,000 in 2015 and 122,000 in 2009.
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  • With e-commerce sales at some retailers expected to surge by 20% to 30% year-over-year during the holidays, employment will need to quadruple. Read Article >