The US food and agricultural sector is a $1.53 trillion industry. Although the industry is huge with great demand, it faces a shortage of domestic agricultural labor. The industry employs about 1.5 – 2 million hired workers, of which about 73% are immigrants.
To fill the gap of domestic labor supply, the country allows farmers to hire migrant farmhands via an H-2A visa program. Farm Aid H-2A LLC helps these farmers hire foreign help by assisting them with legal paperwork and finding them the best migrant talent with skills and expertise that complement their work processes.
H-2A is a temporary agricultural visa program that allows farmers facing a lack of domestic farm help to hire migrant laborers. The program permits agricultural employers to hire foreign workers only if:
The program’s application requires the petitioner to first apply for temporary labor certification to the Department of Labor. Once the petitioner has received the certificate, they can file a petition for nonimmigrant employees. Only after they have received the approval can their prospective migrant employees apply for an H-2A visa.
Being an H-2A visa recruitment agency, we don’t just help you with the legal process but also help you find the best talent. Our services can be divided into three major functions:
We find you the right talent that matches your needs. Most migrant workers start work from a very young age and therefore possess great skills and expertise. We ensure that the labor we find you has the right skills that can complement your work processes and farming methods and techniques.
Once we have found you the right talent, we apply for your H-2A application process. We’ve handled a great number of applications and therefore have all the experience required to make this process as smooth as possible.
We also make sure that your workers are safely transported to your farms without any hustle. These migrant workers might have issues traveling as they often don’t have the financial means and language skills to find your farms. To ensure there is no such issue, we provide them transportation to your farms as well.
Hiring illegal immigrant farm help can have legal implications. Following are some of the ways our service will benefit you.
If you want professionals to help you recruit migrant farm help and assist you with your H-2A application, contact Farm Aid H-2A LLC. As mentioned above, we’re a migrant farm labor recruitment agency that provides labor recruitment of farms with H-2A placement services. For more details, check out our website or contact us at (352) 817-6930.