AGRICULTURAL SEASONAL WORKER
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE),
through its Colorado Non-Immigrant Agricultural Seasonal Worker Pilot Program
(Pilot Program), allows qualified H-2A representatives, attorneys, service companies, and
agents to be pre-qualified to provide as needed services under the
Pilot Program to participating growers, grower associations and agricultural
employers. The Pilot Program is limited to 1,000 H-2A workers in
its first year; with an additional 1,000 H-2A workers added each of the
remaining four years of the program, ending at a total maximum of 5,000 H-2A
workers in the final year of the program. Participation in the program is
voluntary for Colorado Employers using the Federal H-2A program.
Agents choosing to participate in this program are likely to gain access to employers that have not previously participated in the H-2A program due to concerns about legal liability or cost. CDLE and the Colorado Department of Agriculture will market the program to Employers throughout Colorado. Agents wishing to apply to the program can click here for application instructions.
Employers participating in the program can select from pre-qualified agents participating in the program to meet their H-2A needs. Click here to view a list of pre-qualified agents.
Employers should click
here for a list of things
you should take into consideration when looking for an agent.
Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment
RULES FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM EMPLOYER:
Employers wishing to participate in the program are encouraged to submit the following documents to the address shown above as soon as possible. Employers will be charged a fee of $100 per requested worker.