Farm Labor Contractors

Recruit and hire seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.

Median Annual Wage: $41,110

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Field Supervisor; Farm Labor Contractor; Field Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Farm Labor Contractors.

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  • Provide food, drinking water, and field sanitation facilities to contracted workers.
  • Recruit and hire agricultural workers.
  • Employ foremen to deal directly with workers when recruiting, hiring, instructing, assigning tasks, and enforcing work rules.
  • Supervise the work of contracted employees.
  • Furnish tools for employee use.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Farm Labor Contractors.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Farm Labor Contractors.

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