Illinois Migrant Council | Serving Illinois Farmworkers

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IMC provides a wide range of employment and training services for Illinois’ farmworkers through the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I D Section 167.

History of NFJP
  The National Farmworker Jobs Program was created by Congress in response to the chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs). Since its original inception with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, supportive and employment services have been an integral part of the nation’s workforce development strategy for this vulnerable population.
Administering NFJP
  The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of National Programs, administers the National Farmworker Jobs Program and the National Monitor Advocate Program. See more on the DOL WebSite.
How NFJP helps farmworkers
  The NFJP provides supportive services to help economically disadvantaged farmworker families while they are working in agriculture, and offers employment and training services to assist enrolled farmworkers (participants) to acquire new occupational skills that lead to stable jobs.
Click HERE for an Overview of NFJP services.
Click HERE for more information about eligibility for NFJP services.
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