Employers Going Farther Afield to Find, Transport and House Workers
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]
Migrant labor, Foreign workers, Agricultural laborers
Schreiber, Laurie, "Employers Going Farther Afield to Find, Transport and House Workers" (2016). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6829.