RMSER National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)
Proudly providing free services for migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs) through the US Department of Labor. These services include training to prepare MSFWs for jobs offering higher wages along with more stable employment outlooks, as well as, providing them with such support services as nutrition, health, childcare and temporary shelter.
The 167 National Farmworker Jobs Program is a program that is solely offered by RMSER throughout Colorado. As the grantee of this program, RMSER offers employment, training and support services to low income Migrant/Seasonal Farmworkers throughout rural Colorado. In addition to both RMSER’s Southeast and South Central Regional local Workforce Centers offering 167 services, the program also provides services in other rural counties where there is a significant population of farmworkers residing or locally employed. The following services are available to all participants of Workforce Division Programs:
- On-the-job training offering up to a 50% hourly pay reimbursement for employers training RMSER participant
- Tuition assistance to RMSER participants attending post-secondary schools or private training institutions
- Work experience opportunities for RMSER participants who have never worked or who lack the necessary skills to obtain employment, with 100% of their wages paid by RMSER’s Workforce Program on behalf of participants placed at private or public worksites
- Transportation, clothing, tool and/or equipment assistance to participants during their training or employment periods, with food and rental assistance available to migrant farmworkers.
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