Federally certified H-2A job positions from Maine employers, by federal fiscal year

H-2A visas are given to temporary agricultural workers such as apple or blueberry pickers. Here is the number of jobs that Maine-based employers got permission to fill using H-2A visas. No data was available about how many international workers were actually hired to fill these certified positions, although 27 employers in Maine brought 635 people to Maine to work in 2016. H-2A workers hired by Maine-based employers earned an average of $11.74 an hour in 2016. Notes: Federal fiscal years run from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

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