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The groceries assistants (Personnel placement platform)

Innovative response

The groceries assistants – labour power for the food chain.

In order to counteract the labour shortage in the food industry and during the harvest, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism and Regions (BMLRT) established a central platform for the placement of workers.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism therefore provides a central platform for the registration of potential workers in the food chain.

This also enables affected companies in the food chain to register their personnel requirements.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

With this platform, Austria wants to create relief: agricultural and manufacturing companies will be looking for thousands of workers using this platform, thereby facilitating government support for Austrian companies in difficult situations.

Organisations/institutions involved

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Federal Ministry of Labour, Youth and Family, Austrian Chamber of Agriculture and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA), the Maschinenring (MR), the University of Veterinary Vienna (vetmed), the University College for Agricultural and Environmental Pedagogy (HAUP) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Private Sector
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Date Submitted:

6 May 2020