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:

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Farmworkers and Laborers


Bruce, MS

$12.45 per hour


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Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground of rocks, sticks & roots by hand, clear brush and trees with chain saw. Workers may be asked to operate vehicles, farm equipment, cotton pickers, combine, drive all tractors (in the field), and implements on farm including hipper, disk, dual, chisel plow, potato transplanter, bushhawg, grain buggy, skid steer, forklift, potato digger, water wagon to water plants, trailers, sprayer, plant topper, field cultivator, box blade, and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation of crops. The ability of an employee to safely operate machinery and vehicles will be left up to the discretion of management. Safety training on tools and equipment will be provided, if necessary. Sweet Potatoes - Covering potatoes with use of bedding machine. Cover, punch holes, and remove plastic and paper from plant beds. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks. Walk behind potato transplanter and fill in slips by hand. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups. Divining plants by hand. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May harvest sweet potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size, quality, or type. May operate skid steers and vehicles. Cotton – Operate cotton module build. Pick up cotton off ground. Cover cotton with tarps. Wrap ties around cotton bales, banding/unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales, and loading bales on tractor. Thin out young cotton and keep wet cotton separate from dry cotton. General Field Maintenance - Use wood to build and repair potato boxes for digger. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Set up, operate, and repair irrigation systems. Drain water from fields with hand tools and shovel when needed. Move hay. Wash and clean farm buildings and equipment. Worker may be asked to do welding and torch work when needed. May drive workers to/from housing to fields and to grocery store once a week. OFLC Administrator publishes new AEWR rates yearly and we reserve the right to adjust our job order to the new published rate regardless of rate increases or decreases. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor’s instructions.
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45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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.

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Three (3) months experience needed for hand cutting slips and setting sweet potatoes, mechanical diggers, sorting and grading sweet potatoes. The company may conduct a criminal background check on all new employees. Valid drivers license is required to drive workers to/from housing to fields/grocery store. All tools and supplies will be provided at no cost to workers. The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach, and lift 10 - 80 lbs. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold, and other natural elements. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Cell phones can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and communicated with supervisor when needed. If the employee is unable or unfit to perform
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7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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CR 235 @ CR 260, Bruce, MS 38915

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