To keep up with the ever-growing pork industry, members of the Ohio Pork Council have made it their mission to bridge the gap between rising unemployment and a deficit workforce. This summer, the OPC is pleased to launch Ohio Pork Careers — a job board website that farmers can use to inform jobseekers about entry-level job opportunities available on Ohio's pig farms.
With countless job boards being utilized within the pork industry, the OPC strives to create a one-stop-shop for pork producers to turn to in their employee attraction process. Free for Ohio pork producers, job openings can be added to the site in minutes.
"Ohio's pork producers are always seeking qualified, hardworking employees to add to their team. With the growing unemployment rate and the need for added labor on-farm, that couldn't be more true today. OhioPorkCareers.org takes the guess work out of the employee attraction process for farmers," says Ohio Pork Council President Dave Shoup.
Ohio pork producers and pork industry employers can sign up for a free account by visiting the site. After the account application is approved by the OPC, members of Ohio Pork Careers will be able to access ready-to-use job titles and descriptions that can easily be formatted to fit the needs of their operation, and start posting on the job board.
"Access to qualified labor continues to be at the forefront of the Ohio Pork Council's priorities. With Ohio Pork Careers, we hope to gain more access and break the stigma that you have to grow up in agriculture to work on a farm — that's not the case in Ohio's pork industry," says Shoup.
By utilizing the job board on the site, pork producers have the ability to reach thousands of jobseekers across Ohio. To get started, visit OhioPorkCareers.org and click Create an Account, or contact the Ohio Pork Council at 614-882-5887.