Nicole Gallace, Foodgrads: Hiring challenges are a real concern as we know there is about to be a mass exodus due to baby boomers retiring. The issue being, young people not seeing the industry as a viable career path.
While I have started a platform to address this concern, my frustration is the lack of industry support for this problem. Most companies believe the government need to be on top of this—and that may be true to a degree—but the reality is industry needs to play a bigger role in the problem. Offering experimental learning via internships and co-ops and definitely sharing their entry level jobs somewhere students and grads can find them!
VOX POP: What is keeping food & beverage execs awake at night as we head into 2019? Recession Team work Traceability Direct to consumer Misleading marketing Distributors Trend or fad? Animal ag Fragmentation Scaling up Access to capital Costs Overinvestment Hiring, scaling, lawsuits Safety Feeding the world, sustainably Challenging business environment Commoditization Hiring