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 January 1, 2023) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2023), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates
Any combination of jobs involved in farm operations including but not limited to, the cultivation, harvesting packing of fruit and vegetables. Harvesting fruits and vegetables must be done according to instructions that will be given daily according to market conditions. Some harvesting may be for direct sales and the strictest quality standards must be adhered to. Workers may be required to pack and sort fruit and vegetables according to strict quality and sanitary standards and may set up, operate and repair farm machinery, repair fences and farm buildings, also may participate in irrigation activities. Workers may be required to prune plants and trees and perform certain horticultural practices on strawberry plantings, workers may use tools such as hoes, rakes, shovels, pruning saws, loppers, hand shears picking buckets and ladders up to 16 ft tall. This job is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly and is often performed outdoors sometimes under extremely hot or cold conditions. One month's experience is required for jobs listed.
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.
Months of Experience Required:
Exposure to extreme temp, lifting 50 lbs, repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, extensive walking, frequent stooping.