Farm labor contractors recruit and hire seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.

  • Pay wages of contracted farm laborers.
  • 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.
  • Direct and transport workers to appropriate work sites.
  • Provide check-cashing services to employees.
Work Context
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 99% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 81% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 64% responded "Very high responsibility".
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 58% responded "Very high responsibility".
  • Telephone — 72% responded "Every day".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 72% responded "Every day".
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 54% responded "Extremely important".
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Work Activities
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Detailed Work Activities
  • Pay charges, fees, or taxes.
  • Allocate physical resources within organizations.
  • Coordinate personnel recruitment activities.
  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Allocate physical resources within organizations.
  • Coordinate logistics or other business operations.
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