Building a pallet is hard work, the lack of interest is also a big part of the labor issue. I see an advancement in automation as part of the solution to finding labor. As labor costs continue to increase, it may be the only way to stay competitive.
The increase in minimum wage in Ontario has added challenges to recruiting. There are more positions in the market now with similar pay. General labor manufacturing roles with non-skilled help are our biggest competition for labor. Automation will help over the coming years.