January 2011, Volume 17, Number 1
H-2A Employer Applications and Job Certifications FY07-09
DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification approved 7,665 farm employer requests to fill 86,000 farm jobs with H-2A workers in FY09. Over the past three years, 98 percent of employer applications were approved and 95 percent of the farm jobs were certified to be filled with H-2A workers. OFLC certified more than 5,000 jobs to be filled with H-2A workers in each of five southeastern states, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. There were 3,500 farm jobs certified in California in FY09, and 3,400 in Arizona.