Labor

H-2A advertising rule proposal backed by ag employers

Michael Marsh, President and CEO, National Council of Agricultural Employers, issued a statement supporting a recent announcement from the Department of Labor regarding advertising of positions in relation to H-2A visa use. “This is great... more »

Advertising rules for H-2A face proposed changes

To make it easier for Americans to find and fill open jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposal Nov. 8 for employers seeking temporary labor certifications through the H-2B and H-2A visa programs... more »

DOL publishes 60-day notice related to H-2A program

The Department of Labor published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to revise application forms, instructions, and other information collected under the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. The Federal Register comment period for... more »

Ontario fruit and veg growers back repeal of parts of labor bill

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government plans to repeal chunks of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act amid pushback from business owners who argued many of the changes were too costly, forcing them to raise... more »

BREAKING NEWS: DOL stats show dramatic rise in H-2A ag labor use

The number of H-2A certified positions has tripled in the past 10 years, according to a series of reports from the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL has just released the statistics for fiscal year 2018. Ten... more »

Executive Development Program by United Fresh opens registration

Registration is now open for the United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program, presented in partnership with the Cornell University Food Industry Management Program. Taking place March 24-29, 2019 at the Cornell University’s Statler Hotel &... more »

Debut Colorado labor conference opens registration

Registration is now open for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) first-ever Produce Labor Conference, to be held Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado. The conference agenda is designed to... more »

New toolkit harnesses internships to attract talent

Internships can help employers address short-term staffing needs, and be a powerful recruiting tool – while also helping our industry to attract qualified new talent. Are you looking to develop or enhance your company’s internship... more »


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