HIRING BOYS AND GIRLS 13 YEARS OLD BY JANURY 1ST 2022 AND UP
We work for two companies, one company allows us to hire employees 13 years old, the other needs our employees to be 14 years old and over. Employees 13 years old and their family members are to follow the work schedule for the PEKIN AREA.
We will not know the exact start date for detasseling until 2 days before the season starts. My best guess right now is around the 4th of July. I will call, text or facebook each employee (WHICH EVER YOU PREFER) as soon as I have a start date for you. Every season is different, some seasons i may not be able to contact everyone for the first day. DO NOT JUST SHOW UP AT THE BUS IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED. I will contact and let you know your start date as soon as i can. THANKS, CALE
Detasseling is a job where things change day to day, so it is important to check the DAILY NEWS PAGE of the web site every evening after 6:00pm through the season. It's no fun to show up at the pick up to find out the bus is not running. Don't listen to rumors, check THE DAILY NEWS PAGE each evening after 6:00pm to make sure your area is working.
Additional information for parents for the 2022 season
Average work day
We work 7 days a week, rain or shine. (If there is a thunderstorm or severe weather, we will wait for it to pass then return to work). We try to work in the field until about 1:30-3:00. Some days may be a little later, and some days may be a little earlier. The fields are 30 minutes to 1 hour from the pick up spots, so on the average day workers will be returning to their pickup spot approximately between 2:00 and 4:00. Every day is different depending on how much work we have for the day, the location and the weather, but this is our goal!
We will be having orientation and WPS training at every sign up meeting. All forms are provided. We will help applicants fill the forms out properly at the meetings. Everyone working with us will need to attend the entire meeting, approximately 1 ½ hour, including ½ hour paid WPS training. Everyone needs 2 form of ID. Most common is either a school ID, state ID, drivers license, or other school record, AND your birth certificate or social security card. We will have a photocopier available to copy your ID, but you can save time by making a copy ahead of time!
We offer courtesy shuttle bus transportation to and from the fields on a daily basis. This year, our “Final Pickup Spots“ will be in either Green Valley, South Pekin, Emden, Mason City or Easton, depending on the day. If a worker should want to drive their own vehicle to the Final Pickup Spot, they will be welcome to do so. Call the night before for exact times.