IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

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Farm Worker

White Oak Development

Augusta, AR

$15.00 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15012786573
Email address to Apply:
jgreen72143@yahoo.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by the supervisor. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Minimum of 3 months experience required. Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30-90 days of hire. Duties may vary from time to time. Workers will be required to operate farm implements such tractors with GPS guidance for purposes of tillage and planting during the spring planting season. Workers will also be requested to operate custom application equipment as necessary for the maintenance and prevention of weeds and insects to ensure quality and integrity of the crop. Workers will also be responsible for basic knowledge of farm implement maintenance. During the summer months, day-to-day responsibilities will include manual labor as required to install and maintain irrigation systems (i.e. poly pipe, levee gates, etc.), inspect crops for pests and disease, miscellaneous duties in and around the shop, including but not limited to small tool work, torch welding, machinery repair, and other daily maintenance. Must be able to lift 75lbs. All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the workers. General Specifications and Physical Requirements of the Job: The majority of the workday is spent on one’s feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Employer may require a background check prior to employee’s first day of work at employer’s expense. Employees who fail to meet employer’s criminal background policy will be subject to dismissal and paid for all hours worked between the first date of employment and the date of termination, if any. In the case of a foreign worker who is terminated for cause resulting from findings of the background check, the employer will arrange least-cost transportation to the worker's place of recruitment, at the worker's expense. Proper work attire is required. No personal cell phone usage on the job. Cell phone use should be limited to contact with the supervisor and other employees as necessary to perform job duties. Due to possible date of need changes, worker is required to purchase travel insurance if available. After worker has completed 50% of the work contract period, employer will reimburse worker for the cost of transportation and subsistence from the place of recruitment (travel reimbursement subsistence will be the minimum amount of $14.00 per 24-hour period of travel and maximum of amount will be $59.00 per day from the place of employment to the place of recruitment. Workers who provide receipts for meals and non-alcoholic beverages in excess of $14.00 will be reimbursed during the first pay period, up to the maximum of $59.00 per 24-hour period of travel from the place of recruitment to the place of employment (if it is the prevailing practice). Due to subsequent employment with another employer who agrees to pay such costs, in which the employer will only pay for the transportation and subsistence to the next job. The amount of the transportation payment will be equal to the most economical and reasonably similar common carrier transportation charges for the distance involved. The employer will not be responsible for providing the cost of return transportation and subsistence from the place of employment to the place of recruitment if the worker voluntarily abandons the job or is terminated for just cause.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Number of Hours Per Week:
53
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
White Oak Development
Location:
Memphis, TN 38117
Telephone Number:
+15012786573

Worksite

Address:
County Road 150, Augusta , AR 72006

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22108-079903
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/12/2022

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