A newly proposed U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule-making could help farmers advertise job openings to domestic workers as required under the H-2A visa program. The DOL rule-making would require that employers seeking to hire temporary workers post the employment opportunities online rather than in expensive newspapers advertisements that might reach just a limited audience.
Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter
Proposal streamlines H-2A job advertisement requirements
Changes would allow agribusinesses to advertise job openings online for at least 14 days and reduce employers’ recruitment costs.