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Agriculture Means Big Business, and Big Opportunities, for Polk County

Agriculture has long been a staple industry in Central Florida and Polk County. Our subtropical climate makes this an excellent region for producing many types of crops, and for producing them during times of the year when other regions are unable to grow. KB Staffing values our local agricultural operations and is actively working to provide more staffing solutions to support their important contributions to our economy and society.

Is Agriculture Right for You?
According to the Central Florida Development Council, as of 2019, more than a quarter of the jobs located here in Polk County were related to agriculture – that’s close to 90,000 jobs. So it’s clear that agriculture is a major economic driving force for local communities.

It can be easy to overlook the huge role that agriculture plays here locally, especially if you live in a more urban area. However, every dollar invested in agriculture is producing an impact of $20 returned to the community. We all need to eat, so this is an industry with built-in stability, despite the inherent challenges of working with Mother Nature to produce the crops and livestock we need.

Citrus continues to be a major component of the local agricultural production, generating about $4.74 billion in revenue annually and employing more than 33,000 people statewide. KB Staffing has been providing expert staffing services to citrus nurseries in the area for some time now. These are the operations that supply young trees to groves each season in order to maintain productivity while increasing resistance to citrus greening and other environmental hindrances.

Start Your Career in Agriculture with KB Staffing
Moving forward, KB Staffing will be offering more positions in the agricultural industry, both full-time temp jobs as well as temp-to-hire jobs. This is an outstanding industry to establish yourself in for a long-term career. Stop by our office in Winter Haven between the hours of 9 -11 a.m. or 2 – 4 p.m. to start the process of getting into agriculture yourself!