Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Face Distinct Obstacles To Long-Term, Sustainable Employment.
he U.S. Department of Labor directs programs to provide job training and employment assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The goal is to help workers and their families acquire new job skills in occupations that offer higher wages and a more stable employment outlook.
What makes someone a Migrant or Seasonal Farmworker?
- Low income
- Employed primarily in agricultural or farm-fishing labor for one full year
- Your work is frequently marked by periods of unemployment or under-employment
- Your work requires a residential stay at the job site (migrant farmworker)
- Your work does not require residential stay at the job site (seasonal farmworker)
Take advantage of employment services available to you:
- Labor market and employer information
- Resume writing
- Career counseling
- Job-search assistance
- English language proficiency
- Financial literacy
- Career Readiness Certificate attainment
- Other skills assessments
You could qualify for additional employment and training services.
Visit your Arkansas Workforce Center. (Click the link to find your local center.)