"We have a shortage of agriculture workers," said David Aronovici, Sun Valley's director of human resources.
"We've pretty much exhausted our work pool."
said like all businesses affected by the downturn in the economy, Sun Valley Group
is stepping up its efforts to increase production.
"We have to work harder and smarter," he
"That means increasing the number of employees, or team members as we like to call them."
Representatives from Sun Valley
will be taking applications from workers in Colusa, Glenn, Sutter and Yuba counties over the next few weeks until it fills approximately 100 new job openings.
Colusa County will serves as the contact point for applications and interviews.
The full-time positions come with medical, dental and vision benefits, participation in the company's 401K program and vacation after six months, Aronovici
The company will also provide a relocation allowance, and a list of temporary and permanent housing opportunities.
The jobs start at minimum wage with an opportunity for advancement.
"We have families that have worked for us for 20 years," Aronovici
"Fathers and sons; mothers and daughters.
We offer good jobs and it's a good company to work for."
said North Humbolt County is a very pleasant place to live, with unlimited recreational opportunities and mild weather conducive for bulb flower production.
Work consists of planting, cultivating, cutting, bunching and shipping the variety of bulb flowers grown by Sun Valley
The flowers, mostly tulips, lilies and irises, are sold in mass market to companies like Safeway and Trader Joe's nationwide.
"Our busiest time of year is between Valentines Day and Mother's Day," Aronovici