H-2A Program Demand Strong, Despite COVID-19 - Farm Bureau News

by fb.org 02/05/2021

Recently released H-2A program data reveals some interesting impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time since the Department of Labor began reporting quarterly data in 2013, the number of certified positions declined in the fourth quarter (July 1 – Sept. 30) of fiscal year 2020. However, the number of certified positions in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31) climbed by nearly 20%, suggesting that while the pandemic has shifted the pattern of worker arrivals, it has not suppressed the overall upward trajectory of the program.


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On Sunday night, Norwegian health officials report receiving  the first delivery of vaccines from Astra Zeneca, The shipment included 21,600 vaccine doses. Officials say first doses will be given to healthcare professionals under 65 years of age. “These vaccines will be given to people in Norway under the age of 65, as so far no […]

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World Rowing announced today that World Rowing Cup I would go ahead in Zagreb, Croatia this Spring as planned, taking place from April 30th to May 2nd. World Rowing also announced the postponement of the Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Gavirate, Italy to 3rd-5th June. The event had originally been scheduled for May 6th to 8th.

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SAO PAULO — A minority of Brazilians will be able to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine if an association of private clinics can close a deal to bring 5 million shots to Latin America’s most unequal country. President Jair Bolsonaro, under fire for his government’s handling of the pandemic, has promised not to interfere. Amid