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An airport employee checks the temperature of a Romanian seasonal worker outside the Avram Iancu international airport, in Cluj, central Romania, Thursday, April 9, 2020. More then 1800 workers from across Romania are traveling on 12 flights to Berlin, Baden Bade and Dusseldorf in Germany, most of them to work in asparagus farms.(AP Photo/Raul Stef)

Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures

Apr. 9, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two planes carrying Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Germany as an ambitious government program to import thousands of seasonal agricultural workers got underway amid strict precautions to protect both the laborers and the country from the new coronavirus. The flights to Berlin...

Peter Clark, mechanical engineer at Omega Optical in Brattleboro, Vt., works on optical filter produced in one of Omega's High Volume Production machines on Monday, April 6, 2020. These coating machines are in 24-hours/seven-days-a-week production to recreate fluorescence filters used in COVID-19 testing. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

3 workers infected at prison; foreign ski workers stranded

Apr. 7, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

One inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton is being monitored with symptoms of COVID-19, and the prison is under a complete lockdown after three staff members tested positive for the illness, the Department of Corrections said Tuesday. Meanwhile, some foreign seasonal workers at Jay Peak...

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...

Johnathan Palmer, of Shenandoah Heights, fills a man's cart with food at the Beverly Mattson Memorial Food Bank distribution at the J.W. Cooper Community Center in Shenandoah, Pa., Saturday, March 28, 2020. This month, volunteers wore masks and gloves while those picking up food were allowed one at a time at the table or waited in their vehicles for curbside pickup. (Lindsey Shuey/Republican-Herald via AP)

Pennsylvania deaths, cases of COVID-19 continue to increase

Mar. 29, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania increased by more than 640 over the past day and four more people died, the state Health Department announced Sunday. The state's health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, said in a video news conference that 38 people in all have...

Wyoming governor extends coronavirus shutdown 2 more weeks

Mar. 27, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor on Friday extended a two-week shutdown of schools and businesses to contain the coronavirus, saying a surge in people with the illness required “sustained action.” Gov. Mark Gordon in a statement urged residents to continue staying home except for...

Census address work succeeded despite trouble hiring staff

Mar. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the U.S. Census Bureau had trouble finding workers for its massive address-verification work late last summer, it managed to complete the job under budget because of better-than-expected productivity of its staffers, according to a new report. The 32,000 workers sent out...

A seasonal worker from Rumania harvests asparagus on a field of farmer Henning Hoffheinz near Genthin, Germany, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Last year, German farmers employed nearly 300,000 seasonal workers but as more and more European Union countries have restricted or stopped crossings of their usually near-invisible borders because of the coronavirus outbreak, Hoffheinz and others are left wondering how they will bring in their crops this year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Virus chaos snarls farm workers as new season buds in Europe

Mar. 24, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

GENTHIN, Germany (AP) — Asparagus grower Henning Hoffheinz is looking at blue skies, a record-early harvest – and a big problem. The harvest of white asparagus – a ubiquitous and cherished fixture on springtime menus in Germany, frequently slathered in rich Hollandaise sauce – is...

Virus threatens labor for farms, food processors in PNW

Mar. 17, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is threatening to worsen labor shortages experienced by Pacific Northwest farms and food processors. On March 16, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico said it would suspend routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa services due to COVID-19, potentially cutting off...

Trump administration to allow more seasonal foreign workers

Mar. 5, 2020 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An additional 35,000 temporary foreign workers will be allowed into the U.S. this year to fill seasonal jobs amid a tight labor market, the Trump administration said Thursday. In expanding the number of so-called H-2B visas for temporary non-farm workers, the administration is siding with...

Michigan official: Election Day should be a worker holiday

Feb. 16, 2020 3:35 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging businesses to give their workers the day off on Election Day by making it a company holiday. Benson said she’s encouraging Michigan companies to give employees the day off work on Nov. 3, so they can vote and work as poll...