Details for pine gathers

HELP WANTED 110 temporary, full-time pine straw gatherers needed in Bamberg, Lee, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties, South Carolina, with work beginning on or about 10/15/2019 and ending on or about 07/31/2020. Job duties include hand raking, gathering, baling and loading pine straw. All work is performed outdoors in the forest during all types of weather. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the working day. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $13.47 per hour. Employer may offer a piece rate of $1.00 per raked, tied and loaded bale of pine straw. No minimum education requirement. Requires 3 months verifiable work experience as a pine straw gatherer. On-the-job training not available. Expected working hours are 7AM to 3PM, Mon-Sat, with irregular hours, some overtime available but not guaranteed. O-T hourly wage is $20.21. Workers must commit to work the entire contract period. The employer guarantees to offer work for hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in each 12-week period of the total employment period. The employer will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies, and equipment required to perform the job. Workers may be required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing at no cost to the worker. The employer may make authorized deductions for rent plus pro-rata share of utilities (if applicable); repayment of cash advances or loans; repayment of overpayment of wages to the worker; payment for articles which the worker has voluntarily purchased from the employer; or, recovery of any loss to the employer due to the worker’s damage, beyond normal wear and tear, or loss of equipment where it is shown that the worker is responsible. Transportation and subsistence to the place of employment will be provided, or its cost reimbursed, if the worker completes half the employment period. Return transportation will be provided if the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed early by the employer. These transportation arrangements apply only to workers recruited from outside the area of intended employment who are not reasonably able to return to their residence each day. Applicants may send resumes to J&J Pine Needles, LLC, 138 Fairhill Rd, Heath Springs, SC 29058, Fax # (803) 233-2704, email, or report to Bamberg SCWorks Center, 19 Maple Ave, Denmark, SC 29042 (803) 956-6030, or the nearest local office of their State Workforce Agency, and reference job order number SC867651.

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