NASDA: Skilled labor is the answer for the meat processing industry problems
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture recently noted the ongoing labor shortage that is leaving gaps in the meat processing industry.
They say as “we move into a post-pandemic era, an issue facing many industries is the U.S. labor shortage, and the meat processing industry is no different,” and there is a need to ensure workers get the training and tools they need.
They recognize Oklahoma’s efforts when the pandemic began, as the state developed a meat processing training program with Oklahoma Career Tech. It features a mobile meat lab and online courses.
The Association applauds the efforts and is focusing on these innovative solutions to ensure the long-term health of the industry.