Title

Employers Going Farther Afield to Find, Transport and House Workers

Source

Mainebiz

Date

10-31-2016

Pages

1, 29-30

Abstract

The article describes the migrant and guest worker workforce that supports the agricultural sector of Maine's economy. Migrant workers in Maine are a part of the Eastern Migrant Stream, who follow the Atlantic seaboard working on farms to pick and process various commodities. While the agricultural industry has become more mechanized, according to a U.S. Department of Agricultural Statistics Service census, 62%of Maine's paid workforce are migrant workers. Details about their work, where the workers come from, and how they are transported to other farms is described. [images]

Subjects

Migrant labor, Foreign workers, Agricultural laborers

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