The Province Launches New Web Portal Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The web portal will connect people with employers who are looking to fill jobs in the agri-food sector.

ONTARIO - The provincial government has launched a new web portal to make sure grocery store shelves stay full and families have food on the table during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Province is launching a new web portal, which will connect workers with employers who are looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector. This new online tool will make it easier to match people to essential jobs and training resources throughout the provincial food supply chain.

Minister Of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman says there are jobs across the industry that need to be filled.

"Right now, there are important jobs that need to be filled across the food supply chain and we are looking for individuals who embody the Ontario spirit to step up and provide an essential service. From farm to fork, it's these dedicated heroes in the agri-food sector who are working through this difficult period each and every day to keep food on our kitchen tables."

Ontario's agriculture and food industry relies on hundreds of thousands of people to work in diverse jobs from farming and food processing to transport and food retail, and the need for workers in many other parts of the food system remains strong. The portal provides access to information on job opportunities and training resources in all parts of Ontario's food supply chain, from grocery retailers to bakeries and cheese processing plants to opportunities on farms.

Hardeman says this offers people a chance to help their community.

"Working in the agri-food sector is a great way to contribute to your community and join the thousands of hard-working men and women helping to feed the province during this unprecedented time. Our food supply chain is one of the strongest in the world and our government wants to thank all of the people who work everyday to ensure individuals and families can access healthy and nutritious Ontario-produced foods."

You can learn more here on how the Province is continuing to protect people in Ontario from COVID-19.

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