Aug 1, 2022
H-2A labor firms MásLabor and AgWorks merge

MásLabor, a provider of comprehensive services for employers using H-2A and H-2B labor programs, is merging with AgWorks H2 LLC, an H-2A and H-2B consulting firm.

“AgWorks has a proven success model, with a deep compliance focus and highly knowledgeable leadership,” CEO Edward Silva, who purchased MásLabor in July 2021, said in a news release. “But as we and the market continue to evolve and grow, there are clear benefits to integration, shared systems and knowledge, and more active collaboration.”

One such benefit is the economy of scale. Together, the two companies obtain approvals for their clients to employ more than 60,000 foreign workers per year – more than the next three largest service providers combined. This gives the companies unique insight into issues faced by clients in every geography and industry.

“Together, we have a detailed view of the labor market for the entire country as it relates to H-2 workers, across nearly every industry,” Dan Bremer, current AgWorks president, who will remain in a leadership role to both companies after the merger. “We know the challenges, the opportunities, and we have best-in-class solutions.”

Under the new structure, AgWorks will expand its service offerings to align with those offered by másLabor, including assistance with domestic job applicants, comprehensive audit services and other visa categories. The companies will also consolidate their compliance teams to provide clients with expertise and best practices unrivaled in the industry. Finally, integration also comes with a significant investment in technology to provide clients with a more efficient and effective process throughout.

“Our core mission is saving American businesses, full stop,” Silva said in the release. “We are thrilled to join with the AgWorks team in this mission, and their decades of experience.”



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