The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)
The NFJP, a program funded through the Employment and Training Administration Program of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents with workforce development services and assistance with training. Training may include basic skills/GED, approved trades school, On-the-Job Training, or community college.
Qualifying farmwork includes harvesting/production of potatoes, blueberries, dairy, Christmas trees, maple syrup, and broccoli. Other types of agricultural work performed either in Maine or elsewhere in the U.S. may also qualify.
Anyone who, within the last 2 years, has earned more than 50% of their income from agriculture labor is encouraged to apply. Dependents of farmworkers can also be eligible.
If you need more information about the NFJP for yourself or someone you know, contact us today!
In Eastern and Central Maine:
Chris Huh, Program Manager
EMDC Economic & Workforce Development Center
248 State St., Suite 15A
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 610-1521
Fax: (207) 610-1531