Keelings finds only 78 local workers for harvest
There were 485 local applications for jobs after the recent controversy over the arrival of Bulgarian fruit-pickers but, for various reasons, only 78 proved suitable
Only 78 eligible workers responded to Keelings’ local recruitment drive when the company came under intense criticism for flying in foreign fruit-pickers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Dublin fruit company was the subject of controversy over its use of foreign workers from politicians, health officials and the public last month when it was reported that 189 pickers from Bulgaria had arrived in Dublin to work on its strawberry harvest.
The outcry led to a social media...
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