NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM

The cornerstone of MET has always been to provide an avenue of self-sufficiency that leads to livable wages for farmworkers.

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NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM

The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is a nationally-directed, locally-administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and includes 53 Career Services and Training grants and 9 Housing grants across the United States and Puerto Rico. See Career Services and Training Grants and Housing Grants for more information.

The program partners with community organizations and state agencies to counter the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by farmworkers who depend primarily on jobs in agricultural labor performed across the country. The NFJP is an integral part of the public workforce system and a partner in the nationwide network of American Job Centers. In addition, NFJP partners with state monitor advocates to provide services to farmworkers and their families working in agriculture employment.

The NFJP program was created under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and is currently authorized under Section 167 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

RESOURCES BY STATE

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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OUR PARTNERS

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FARMWORKER LAW LIBRARY

LEYES DE PROTECCION PARA EL TRABAJADOR AGRICOLA

Farmworker Law Library 
Federal and State Employment Standards and U.S. Farm Labor
Federal and State Employment Standards and U.S. Farm Labor Research Highlights

This website is designed to inform farmworkers in the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, of some of the protections extended to them by federal and state labor laws. It contains short, simplified descriptions of job-related laws and regulations which affect agricultural workers, and identifies the agencies responsible for enforcing them. In general, each of the 871 legal provisions summarized in the guide imposes certain duties or restrictions on farm employers for the protection or benefit of their employees, and authorizes penalties against employers who fail to comply.

Leyes de protección para el trabajador agrícola

 

Este sitio existe para informar a los trabajadores del campo en los Estados Unidos, así como también en el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, de algunas de las protecciones extendidas a ellos bajo las leyes federales y estatales sobre el trabajo. Contiene descripciones breves y simplificadas de las leyes y los reglamentos relacionados con el trabajo que afectan al trabajador agrícola, e identifica las agencias responsables de hacerlas cumplir. Por lo general, cada una de las 871 disposiciones de ley mencionadas en esta guía impone ciertos deberes o restricciones a los patrones agrícolas para la protección o beneficio de sus empleados, y autoriza penas en contra de los patrones que no cumplan.