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Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Qualification: Balanced SOC code: 452092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Excludes “Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (452041) and “Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (454011 through 454029).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Less than high school. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Balanced All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Not in demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Not in demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Not in demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Not in demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Balanced Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Not in demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Balanced North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Balanced South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Not in demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Not in demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Balanced North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Balanced South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Not in demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Balanced North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Balanced South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Balanced South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Balanced Eastern Washington WDA I: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties
Balanced