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Migrant & Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW)

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Many migrant farm workers travel to Tennessee each year to help with the cultivating and harvesting of several crops in specific regions of the state. Through our Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Program, we help farmworkers and the employers who hire them.

To improve the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families, the MSFW program provides the following assistance:

  • Complaint resolution
  • Counseling
  • Farmworker rights and labor law information
  • Job development
  • Job search assistance and placement
  • Referrals to other organizations that serve migrant and seasonal farmworkers
  • Referrals to supportive services
  • Registration assistance
  • Testing
  • Training opportunities

Eligibility (sec. 167 (i))

Eligible Seasonal Farmworker

(A) a low-income individual who;

(i) for 12 continuous months out of the previous 24 months has been primarily employed in agricultural or fish farming labor that is characterized by chronic unemployment or underemployment; and

(ii) faces multiple barriers to economic self-sufficiency

(B) a dependent of the person described in section A above.

Eligible Migrant Farmworker

(A)   a low-income individual who;

(I)  for 12 continuous months out of the previous 24 months has been primarily employed in agricultural or fish farming labor that is characterized by chronic unemployment or underemployment; and

(ii)  whose agricultural labor requires travel to a job site such that the farmworker is unable to return to a permanent place of residence within the same day; and

(iii)  faces multiple barriers to economic self-sufficiency

(B) a dependent of the farmworker described in section A above

*Farm workers who are full-time students but who travel in organized groups rather than with their families are excluded*

Eligible Migrant Food Processing Worker

See above criteria for Migrant Farm Worker

For more information:

Visit your local American Job Center

You can also visit the Virtual American Job Center to get more information.  https://tnvirtualajc.com/