Price of fruit and veg set to skyrocket in Australia due to labour shortage

We’ve posted about the labour shortages and opportunities for employment, especially for those struggling after losing jobs due to the pandemic. Now we have to deal with the real consequence. Goes to show how much we depend on seasonal fruit pickers, backpackers, and overseas travellers…

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Shoppers could be paying up to 25 per cent more for some fruits and vegetables this summer as farmers struggle to get enough workers to harvest the crops.