The National Farmworker Jobs Program
The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is a nationally-directed locally-administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers that includes employment and training grants and housing grants across the United States and Puerto Rico. The NFJP provides funding to community-based organizations and public agencies to assist migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their families attain greater economic stability though career services, training services, housing assistance, youth services, and related assistance.
The Monitor Advocate System
The National Monitor Advocate (NMA) system, with responsibilities at the national, regional, and state levels, helps ensure that farmworkers are served equitably throughout the workforce system.
Monitor Advocates at the National, Regional, and State levels help to ensure that the services provided to Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) are "qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportionate" to the services provided to other jobseekers. The State Monitor Advocates (SMAs) work in tandem with the NFJP, ensuring that employment services provided to MSFWs include all workforce development services, benefits and protections on an equitable and non-discriminatory basis (i.e. career guidance, testing, job development, training, and job referral). By receiving robust and competent services, MSFWs are given the tools they need to transition into higher paying occupations, both in and out of agricultural industries.
Career One-Stop Services in American Job Center
Farmworkers may also receive training and employment services through the nationwide network of American Job Centers (AJCs), also called One-Stop Career Centers. To locate a center in your area, you may visit America’s Service Locator on the web using the link to the left, or you may call the toll-free number 1-877-US-2JOBS (or 1-877-872-5627).