DOL Data Shows Increase in Unskilled H-2A Farm Workers

Farm workers weeding spinach by hand. California grows most of the salad greens consumed in the US. San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification recently published data on the usage of the H-2A nonimmigrant visa for Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1 – present). The H-2A program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals to fill temporary agricultural occupations if these companies cannot find willing, able, qualified, and available Americans to work these jobs.

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