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March 7, 2005



SUBJECT:    Notice - 2005 Adverse Effect Wage Rates, Allowable Charges for Agricultural and Logging Workers’ Meals, and Maximum Travel Subsistence Reimbursement

1. Purpose. To transmit a notice of the 2005 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for employers seeking nonimmigrant alien (H-2A) workers for temporary or seasonal agricultural labor or services.

2. ReferencesFederal Register, Vol. 70, No. 40, March 2, 2005, pp. 10152-10153; 8 U.S.C.  1101(a)(15)(H)(ii), 1184(c) and 1188; 20 CFR 655.102, 104, 107, 111, 202, 211 and 111; Information Bulletin  046-04, March 3, 2004

3.  Links.  This Alert is in the Regional website archive at:

Link to the Federal Register attachment (.pdf)

4. Background. Annually, the Employment and Training Administration publishes AEWRs to assist employers and other interested parties in completing H-2A labor certification applications.

5. Action. State Workforce Administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies.

6. Contact. Questions or comments about AEWRs may be directed to the William Carlson on 202.693.3010. Questions or comments about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

7.  Expiration Date. Continuing.

8.  Attachment. Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 40, March 2, 2005, pp. 10152-10153

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