Nursery Worker

$13.50 hourly
  • Jobs & Visas USA
  • Anchorage, AK, 99507
  • Mar 19, 2020
H2A Visa Agricultural General Labor

Job Description

full time, temporary nursery laborers to work from 04/01/2020 through 10/30/2020. Work is located at 2 work sites located in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska and employer will provide daily transportation to worksites. On the job training is available. Employer will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies, and equipment required to perform the job. Employees will work in nursery facilities planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants. Nursery laborers will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees using hand tools and gardening tools 2. Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them. 3. Dig, cut and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs 4. Tie and bunch flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees, wrap their roots and pack them into boxes to fill orders. 5. Move containerized shrubs, plants and trees using wheelbarrows or tractors 6. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss and other materials to condition soil, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels 7. Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems 8. Provide information and advice to the public regarding the selection, purchase and care of products. Work hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday with a 1-hour un-paid lunch break. Work week begins on Sunday ending on Saturday; paychecks are issued weekly on Friday for the previous week worked. Regular pay is $13.50 per hour; overtime pay is $20.25 per hour. The employer will make all deductions from the worker's paycheck required by law which includes federal income tax, social security, Medicare, & state unemployment tax. Inbound/Outbound Transportation and Subsistence: If worker completes 50% of work contract period, employer will reimburse worker for transportation and subsistence from place of recruitment to place of work. Upon completion of work contract or where worker is dismissed earlier, employer will provide or pay for workers reasonable costs of return transportation and subsistence back home or to place worker originally departed to work, except where worker will not return due to subsequent employment with another employer or where employer has appropriately reported a workers voluntary abandonment of employment. Amount of transportation payment or reimbursement will be equal to most economical and reasonable common carrier for distances involved. Daily subsistence provided at rate of at least $12.46per day during travel to a max of $55.00 per day with receipts. H2A Workers will be reimbursed in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing and other related fees, including those mandated by the government (except passport fees) by check separate from payroll. Housing will be provided at no cost to non-commuting workers only. These are those workers who are not reasonable able to travel to and from their residence each day. Employee will be responsible for maintaining the residence in a clean and orderly manner. Reasonable repair cost for damage other than normal wear and tear will be deducted from the earnings of the worker(s) found to be responsible to the housing or furnishings. Housing will include a full kitchen with cook utilities and furnished with cooking tools/utensils. Additionally, free transportation will be available for transportation to work, grocery stores, general provisions and banking needs.

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Start Date

Apr 01, 2020

End Date

Oct 30, 2020