A Solution to the Food Processing Industry’s Labor Shortage

The Problem On April 28, 2020, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, which classified the meatpacking and food processing plant industry (Processing Plants) as part of the nation’s “essential workers” category of the workforce. The importance of Processing Plants in our food supply chain has made itself evident throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Processing Plant jobs do not appeal to Americans. Read More

Coronavirus relief bill can help small businesses with emergency loans.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses. After days of intense discussions, the United Stated government passed the CARES Act that will help employers keep employees on board amid the pandemic and economic crisis. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Some of these Read More

Is COVID-19 Affecting Your Farm?

Learn about financial resources to help your business survive the COVID-19 outbreak. While the U.S. Government is hard at work creating and implementing packages for companies such as yours. We know that a lot of agricultural businesses may be facing financial uncertainty and may need help figuring out how to keep their business going in the midst of the COVID-19 financial ramifications.   While your Read More

Is COVID-19 Causing You to Send Your Workers Home Early?

LEARN ABOUT TRANSFERRING YOUR WORKERS TO ANOTHER COMPANY TO AVOID HAVING TO PAY THE ¾ GUARANTEE! The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States has led to worry and uncertainty across the country. As employers begin to develop plans to address some of the issues presented and combat the spread of the virus within their workforce, employers are faced with the difficult decision to send Read More

COVID-19 is Not the Biggest Threat to Your Business.

Protect Yourself From The Department Of Labor Audits. With the Coronavirus outbreak disrupting the global economy, businesses in the U.S. face more uncertainty than they have in over 100 years. On top of this, there are other threats that companies cannot ignore forget such as the Department of Labor audits. According to The Census Bureau, there are approximately 7.7 million establishments across the Read More

What is a Green Card?

How can you obtain a Green Card according to US immigration laws? A Green Card is an unofficial name for the permit allowing immigrants to permanently live and work in the United States of America. The official name is “Lawful Permanent Resident Card”. A permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. You can become a permanent Read More

How to attract the right candidates and retain them. Foreign talent may be the answer.

Recruiting top-quality talent isn’t an easy task. It involves a lot more than simply posting a job description and waiting for the applications to roll in. Your inbox may immediately be flooded with submissions. However, finding a candidate who has the right skills and expertise and is also a great cultural fit for your company? That’s hard. So why not expand the candidate pool outside your city, state or even Read More

Things to know if you already have an H-2A program in place.

Compliance with US immigration laws is vital to your company’s success. The H-2A program allows farmers who employ individuals in the United States to hire foreign employees to fill temporary labor jobs, according to US immigration laws. If you already have an H-2A program in place, it is important that you are aware of some rules to follow while your workers are in the US. Employers of H-2A workers must Read More

Is hiring foreign professionals possible in this political climate?

Options to hire foreign workers and comply with US immigration laws. It’s well known that making diversity an important part of the recruiting process will broaden your talent pool of prospective employees. Diversity, including diversity of gender, religion, and ethnicity, has been shown to improve retention, improve performance and reduce the costs associated with employee turnover. So, you are ready to start an Read More

What’s the H-2A Program? How can it help farmers get legal affordable labor?

Can I get legal labor and still abide by US immigration laws? The H-2A program allows farmers who employ individuals in the United States to hire foreign employees to fill temporary labor jobs, according to US immigration laws. For the position to qualify with H-2A workers, the employer must: Provide a job that is temporary or seasonal. Demonstrate that there are not enough workers in the United States who Read More