The goal of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers attain greater economic stability by entering careers that offer higher wages and year-round steady employment. Three primary performance measures are used to assess whether the program meets those goals - whether participants get jobs, whether they keep those jobs, and what are their earnings. The NFJP consistently exceeds the performance targets established for the program, resulting in better employment opportunities for farmworkers.
NFJP Performance Goals and Results
Reflecting the Employment and Training Administration's commitment to performance, the agency uses the entered employment rate, employment retention rate, and average earnings as common performance measures for all employment and training programs serving adult works. For more information on the common measures, see TEGL No. 17-05
Evaluation of the National Farmworkers Jobs Program
In July 2010, the Employment and Training Administration contracted with Mathematica Policy Research for an evaluation study of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). The study had three main components: 1) case studies of NFJP grantees, based on site visits, to learn more about the context in which grantees' operate, their partnerships in the community, their approaches for serving farmworkers, and their technical assistance needs; 2) a cross-site analysis of NFJP administrative data to shed light on clients' use of services and factors that contribute to performance measures; and 3) development of a final report that describes both the key challenges grantees face and promising practices they have implemented.
See also: TEN No. 36-12