From CTPost.com, 3 Jul 2011.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has committed more than $2.1 million to help train and house migrant farm workers in New England.
The grants for New England are part of $84 million in grants nationwide that will be through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers. An additional $5.8 million will provide temporary or permanent housing assistance.
The Department of Labor says the National Farmworker Jobs Program helps eligible workers improve their agricultural job skills and train for careers in emerging industries and occupations that offer higher wages and more stable employment.