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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Farmworkers & Laborers Crop

KAST FARMS INC

ALBION, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15855899557
Email address to Apply:
GDAVY@ROCHESTER.RR.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
92
Job Duties:
Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivating, pruning, thinning and harvesting apples and peaches according to supervisors instructions. Most of these duties will be performed on up to an 18 foot ladder. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, and/or pruning crops & applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings, and participate in irrigation activities. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. Employer will expect worker to pick a minimum of 120 bu boxes of apples per day with no more than 1% (WNY) bruising. Workers are expected to work at least the number of days and hours specified. Depending on weather, crop or other conditions, workers may be requested, but not required to work up to seven days per week and/or on the Sabbath and up to 12 hours per day. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all the tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable clothes. Field temperatures may range from below 0 to 90+ degrees (F), with possible wet morning conditions. Must be physically able to lift up to 70lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to health & safety concerns on our farm workers must understand basic instruction in English or Spanish. Employer may conduct/require random drug or alcohol tests at employer’s expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Failure to comply with request or testing positive will result in termination. Insubordination by the employee and not following rules or actions that put other employees at risk are cause for immediate termination. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in his order. Job specifications can change frequently during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given by the supervisor for each days work. The activities outlined in the job description will be conducted solely on the worksite which is owned and operated by the employer.
Job Classification:
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.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Workers are screened for compliance with the following criteria: a) confirm ability, availability, qualifications and willingness to perform work described and confirm intuition to work the entire season, 2) local workers confirm availability of reliable daily transportation to and from the job site for the entire season. Non-local workers confirm availability of transportation to job site to begin work, 3) confirmation of full disclosure of all terms, condition, and nature of work-job by local employment staff, 4) affirmative confirmation of legal qualifications to work in the US as described below. The employer may terminate the worker (foreign and/or domestic) with notification to the employment service if employer discovers a criminal conviction record or status as a registered sex offender that employer reasonably believes, consistent with current law, will impair the safety and living conditions of other workers.
Number of Hours Per Week:
50
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
KAST FARMS INC
Location:
ALBION, NY 14411
Telephone Number:
+15855899557

Worksite

Address:
2911 DENSMORE ROAD, ALBION , NY 14411

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22175-310482
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
PER BU. ESTIMATED HOURLY WAGE RATE EQUIVALENT FOR THIS PIECE RATE IS $20/HR BASED ON WORKERS FILLING 20 BUCKETS PER HR ON AVERAGE. GUARANTEED $15.66/HR.
Date Posted:
7/1/2022

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