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The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides job training, employment assistance, and other supportive services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents with the goal of helping farmworkers secure full-time employment.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a migrant or seasonal farmworker authorized to work in the United States, whose income is low or very low.
depend on employment in agricultural labor that is characterized by chronic unemployment and underemployment.
organizations and public agencies that assist migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and
their families attain greater economic stability. The program helps farmworkers acquire the
skills they need to retain agricultural jobs or start new careers.
eligibility determination and placement assistance, individual employment plans developed through a case
management-based service strategy, group and individual counseling, and short term prevocational services,
such as workplace readiness training. MSFWs can also access the other services of the American Job Center.
• Training Services – including occupational skills and job training, on-the-job training opportunities, programs
that combine workplace training with related instruction, skills upgrading and retraining, entrepreneurial
training, and other training activities.
• Youth Services – including tutoring, dropout prevention, paid and unpaid work experiences, occupational
skills training, certain education, leadership development opportunities, mentoring, comprehensive guidance
and counseling, financial literacy training, and entrepreneurial skills training.
• Related Assistance Services – including short-term direct assistance that helps farmworkers and their family
members to retain their agricultural employment or to participate in intensive or training services.
• Housing Assistance – helps to meet a critical need for the availability and quality of farmworker housing, and
supports better economic outcomes for MSFWs and their families. Housing assistance includes direct
payments for emergency and temporary housing and for direct investments in housing assistance for MSFWs
at their permanent residence. Other indirect assistance includes leveraging services to increase or maintain
housing stock available to farmworkers and housing development designed to improve living conditions for
underserved farmworker communities.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
For more information, you may also call the ETA Toll-Free Help Line: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627); TTY: 1-877-889-5627.
For more information, please visit the National Farmworker Jobs Program website.
Services for eligible workers are generally available through the American Job Centers in local communities across the country. Locations and phone numbers for the American Job Centers can be found at: http://www.servicelocator.org or by calling the ETA Toll-Free Help Line: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627); TTY: 1-877-889-5627.
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