Agriculture in Crisis Due to Lack of Seasonal Workers
Most seasonal workers have fled to the coastal areas or abroad.
In addition to tourism, demand for seasonal workers is high in the agricultural sector as well, especially in the eastern part of Croatia, where a large part of the population lives from agriculture, reports Glas Slavonije on August 28, 2017.
Numerous agricultural companies from Osijek-Baranja County have published employee-seeking ads, particularly for the fruit and vegetable picking. They are looking for workers for simple gardening and horticultural works and pickers. Since a large number of unemployed people from Slavonia have gone to work overseas or the Adriatic coast, farmers are having an increasingly hard time finding good seasonal workers.