Announcement about IMC’s full and mobile Websites: Several links and web pages are undergoing changes about IMC’s employment and training programs and partnerships while we transition to the National Farmworker Jobs Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or WIOA.
Training and other services for farmworkers are continuing.
OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING FOR ELIGIBLE MIGRANT AND
SEASONAL FARMWORKERS HAS STARTED for 2017!
The Illinois Migrant Council is accepting applications of individuals who have worked seasonally as farmworkers in the previous two years. IMC counselors will assist participants in career pathways that lead to jobs.
Eligible farmworkers will receive tuition help and supportive services from the National Farmworker Jobs Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Check out www.facebook.com/illinoismigrant for updates about training opportunities.
For more information about eligibility criteria (e.g., types of farmwork, income, documents) and the application procedures, contact the IMC office nearest you:
Moline – 604 19th Street, Unit B
(309) 757-1070 - Ask for Leticia.
North Central Illinois
Peoria – 115 S.W. Adams Street
(309) 999-4257 - Ask for Alma.
Southern & Southwest Illinois
Anna – 335 S. Main Street
(618) 833-8500 - Ask for Salvador.
Harvard – 62 N. Ayer Street - Suite D
(312) 663-1522 - Ask for Magdalena.
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|LABOR DEPARTMENT AWARDS $81M TO PROVIDE TRAINING, SUPPORT
AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO SEASONAL FARMWORKERS
|The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a News Release about the award of grants to sixty-three organizations for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) that provides training, support services and housing assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The Illinois Migrant Council is the recipient to provide statewide NFJP employment and training services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act beginning July 1, 2016.|
|Below are excerpts from the news release:|
|“The NFJP is designed to help participants retain and stabilize their current jobs, and acquire new skills and better living arrangements to start careers that provide higher wages and stable, year-round employment. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers often experience chronic unemployment and underemployment due to the nature of the agriculture industry.|
|‘The hardworking men and women who tend our farms help power the American economy and feed millions of families across the country and around the world,’ stated U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. ‘Farmworkers deserve the opportunity to flourish, and these grants will help provide the firm foundation they need to build a better future for their families.’ ”|
|Click HERE for the full release.|