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Published 24.06.2020 15:05
In Morocco agricultural workers have been flown back to Italy for work.
Seasonal agricultural workers from Morocco have been flown back to Italy using chartered planes paid for by farmer groups in order to harvest. Italy relies on 350,000 foreign agriculture workers who reside and work in the country from March to November every year. The workers were tested for Covid-19 prior…
Unemployment,
Published 21.05.2020 08:17
In Germany, the government allowed farmers to pay charter flights for migrant workers in April and May.
About 28,000 workers have been flown from Romania and Bulgaria to Germany in these months under this airlift program, according to The New York Times. The opposition Greens party has criticized the measure as “scandalous and irresponsible.”
Unemployment,
Published 16.05.2020 11:00
Italy announced a 6-month permit for undocumented migrants working in agriculture and as carers.
The initiative aimed at filling the gap left by at least 200,000 seasonal workers due to travel restrictions during the pandemic. It is part of a €55 billion stimulus package approved on May 14.
Unemployment,
Published 28.05.2020 12:16
In Italy, the government approved a decree that entails a six-month temporary stay permit intended to allow undocumented migrants to work with a regular contract.
If by the end of six months a migrant has a contract from their employer, they can apply to convert the temporary permit into a longer-term work permit. The amnesty was pushed by agriculture associations across Italy looking to fill the gap left by at least 200,000 seasonal labourers.
Unemployment,
Published 13.05.2020 16:20
In Greenland, the government announced an emergency relief for mining companies.
The government will waive mineral exploration license obligations and expenditures through to the end of 2020. With zero exploration obligations its aim is to help companies to retain their projects despite the challenging situation during the pandemic.
Unemployment,
Published 12.05.2020 17:14
Pakistan hired thousands of unemployed people for a 10 billion tree-planting campaign.
This 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign aims to give an opportunity to people who recently lost their jobs and at the same time, protecting the environment. Pakistan created about 63,000 jobs for the unemployed by relaunching this campaign, according to Reuters.
Unemployment,
Published 12.05.2020 17:06
In Japan, cabbage companies are hiring hotels staff to help both agriculture and tourism industry during the pandemic.
Japan has been bringing in labor from developing countries since 1993, under a program to transfer technologies and knowledge. Foreigners were trained in the agricultural or manufacturing sectors and they came back home three years later. Due to the current travel restrictions, some farm companies are recruiting labour among nearby…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 18:43
As German farmers are missing seasonal workforce in the fields, they hire people who work in catering or retails, or students who are now out of work.
Volunteers and people of other professions will step up to fill the gap left by travel restrictions in Europe. In addition, the UK has decided to bring skilled workers from Romania to help train pickers. There will also be charter flights that will bring seasonal workers from Eastern Europe to…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 13:23
In Scotland, some students and restaurant workers who lost their jobs became fruit farmers.
Due to flight restrictions, this year, the seasonal workers from Bulgaria and Romania who usually took these picking jobs, were unable to travel. It is a situation similar to that experienced by other European countries such as Spain where for years the field has been worked by low-paid temporary migrant…

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