Education

Employment and Training Administration Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) serves the American farmworker population through two main programs. The National Farmworker Jobs Program is a nationally directed program of job training and employment assistance for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs). The National Monitor Advocate monitors and reviews the compliance of state agencies with Job Service (JS) regulations affecting MSFWs and offers technical assistance to the ETA regional offices and State agencies in carrying out JS regulations and programs.

For more information about these and other farmworker-related programs, please see the Employment and Training Administration website or contact the ETA at:

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Workforce Investment
Division of Adult Services
MSFW & Native Americans Unit
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Room S-4209
Washington, DC 20210
202-693-3046
202-693-3945 (fax)


Farmworker Institute for Education and Leadership Development (FIELD)

The Farmworker Institute for Education and Leadership Development (FIELD) is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening America’s agricultural sector. FIELD recognizes that agricultural workers and other Latinos are in need of better training and educational opportunities in order to succeed in the rapidly changing American economy.

FIELD’s Industrial Services Division works collaboratively with agricultural and other employers to develop customized training programs for incumbent workers that meet the needs of both employers and employees. FIELD helps to improve the overall profitability of companies through on site delivery of programs that focus on the company’s workers, informal leaders, leadership and management team. In FIELD’s training courses, workers and managers gain the skills and abilities necessary to take decisive action to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

For more information, visit the FIELD website or contact FIELD’s Director of Industrial Services: Joaquin Garza Jr. (e-mail or 209-538-4026).

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