The National Farmworker Jobs Program
The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is a nationally-directed, locally-administered program of employment and training services and housing assistance for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs). Created under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and currently authorized under Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), the program seeks to counter the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by MSFWs who depend primarily on jobs in agricultural labor performed within the United States and Puerto Rico. The NFJP is an integral part of the public workforce system and a partner in the nationwide network of American Job Centers (also commonly referred to as One-Stop Career Centers).
Featured Success Story
Robert came to Pathstone with nothing to his name but a felony conviction; however he was determined to have a better life. He wanted to be a truck driver but found that his history was a barrier. Robert said that "Everywhere I go; I just keep getting doors slammed in my face." PathStone provided Job Readiness Training to help get Robert ready to re-enter a work environment. With a training certificate already in hand from the corrections facility in the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) field, PathStone put Robert through Occupational Skills Training to obtain his Class "A" CDL. He also received assistance with food, gas, and health examinations. Once Robert successfully completed his training, he was working full time less than two weeks later and even received a raise in his first two weeks of work. Read more.
|Number of farmworkers helped by NFJP in Program Year 2012||20,330|
|Entered employment rate for NFJP participants in program year 2012||85.5%|
|Employment retention rate for NFJP participants in program year 2012||83.1%|