New job board to increase STEM careers in agriculture
Western Growers has released a Careers in Ag Job Center for careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in agriculture.
There are 60,000 job openings in agriculture annually, and only 35,000 graduates to fill them, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Careers in Ag Job Center aims to promote STEM jobs in the produce industry, according to a news release.
“Agriculture is no longer just cows and plows,” Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, said in the release. “As innovation and technological development within our industry continues to boom, hundreds of new job categories in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields are being created annually.”
Employers and job candidates can create profiles and connect through the platform.
“Our new job board connects candidates directly to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs and makes the hiring and recruitment process easier for our farmers who are busy trying to feed the nation and world,” Nassif said in the release.
The job board was created as part of the Wester Growers’ Careers in Ag program to encourage college students to pursue produce/specialty crop careers in California and Arizona.
The job board is at agjobboard.com.
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