Crop or Grain Farmworker
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Frostproof, FL 33843
Jose M. Gracia Harvesting Inc, Delmar, DE. 60 temporary fulltime farmworkers openings. From 7/25/2019 – 9/25/2019. Worksite in Delmar, DE.Hand-harvest melons. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Following the supervisors instructions, workers will walk along rows and cut melons for harvest according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity by using a knife. May carry harvested melons to field truck and load melons on truck or trailer by hand. May unload and pack harvested melons for shipment. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires 3 months verifiable farmworker experience in the crop activities listed. 13.15/ hr. 5-6 hours a day for 6 days a week.
Housing provided at no cost to workers and those workers in corresponding employment who are unable to return to their place of residence the same day.
Tools, equipment and supplies provided at no cost to worker, for work day only, stored and maintained at farm.
Employer guarantee 3/4 workdays of contract.
Work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions, hot, cold and possible rain, hours may fluctuate (+/-); possible downtimes and/or extended hours.
Drugs & alcohol free work zone. Required to show proof legal authorization to work in United States.
Transportation & subsistence expenses ($12.46 daily w/o receipts, and $55.00 daily with receipts) to the worksites will be paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier; Daily meals will be provided at a rate of at least $12.46 per day of travel or the current minimum subsistence amount published in the Federal Register, to a maximum of $55.00 per day or the current maximum amount published in the Federal Register to workers with acceptable receipts.
Transportation between housing and worksite will be provided daily at no cost to the worker.
The payroll period is weekly. Workers are paid on Friday by check.
Employer will offer 35 hours per week.
The employer will make all deductions from worker’s paycheck required by law.
The workers are covered by Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation.
The employer agrees that no extension of employment beyond the period of employment shown on the job order will relieve the employer from paying the wages already earned, or specified in the job order as a term of employment, providing transportation or paying transportation expenses to the workers home. The employer assures that all working conditions comply with applicable federal and state minimum wage, child labor, social security, health and safety, farm labor contractor registration and other employment related laws.
Employer will comply with first week wage guarantee.
Employer will furnish free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities to workers to prepare their own meals;
Return transportation and subsistence is paid upon completion of 100% of the work contract.
The employer will furnish cooking facilities, utilities and utensils for workers to prepare their own meals.
Employer will provide transportation to grocery or laundry mat, if not provided facilities in housing.
Employer will furnish the worker on or before each payday writing hours and earnings statements.
Workers who voluntarily abandon employment or are terminated for cause, and where the employer provides timely notification to the NPC and DHS, will relieve the employer for subsequent transportation and subsistence costs and the 3/4th guarantee.
The employer may terminate the work contract where services are no longer required for reasons beyond the employer’s control due to fire, weather, or other Act of God. The 3/4th guarantee will be provided between the start and termination dates, make efforts to transfer the worker to other comparable work acceptable to the worker, and, if transfer is not viable, provide outbound transportation and subsistence.
The employer is to provide workers with a copy of the work contract, including any approved modifications, on the day work commences or as soon as practically possible.
Apply for job at the nearest State Workforce Agency Local Office. Referrals are to speak to an Employment Specialist. Referrals are to only apply if they meet the qualifications of the job and to be familiarized with the job specification and terms and conditions of employment, who are able, willing and qualified to perform the work, who are eligible for employment in the United States, and who will be available at the time and place needed. Forward the resume to the FLC Unit. Then contact employer.