The Department of Labor is seeking to expand the scope of its program to allow employers to offer agricultural workers in jobs that require less training, according to a document obtained by The Hill.
The Labor Department’s Office of Labor Management Standards said it has been working to improve the scope and flexibility of its programs, which have focused on training workers in agriculture, food processing, and manufacturing.
The new definition of agricultural workers that is being developed could potentially allow employers who don’t have the necessary training to fill vacant agricultural positions to offer workers in other sectors.
It could also allow them to bring in workers from other industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and service industry.
It also could allow employers in industries with more than 1,000 workers to take on a small number of employees, allowing them to hire them at a lower wage than they would be able to do with an employee they already have on the payroll.
Agricultural employees are often needed in low-wage industries where wages are low or not enough to sustain the workforce, according, and are sometimes called “salespeople.”
The Department said it was looking to expand its agriculture workforce program to include agricultural workers.
It is the first time the Department has proposed such an expansion of its agricultural worker programs, according a Labor Department official.
The Agriculture Department’s Agriculture Worker Training program has been in place since 2011, but it is currently limited to only about a third of its employees.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Labor and Human Resources declined to comment.
A previous version of this article incorrectly identified the state as Ohio.
The article has been corrected.