National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)

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Have you worked on a farm or ranch for 30 days and/or earned at least $800 within the last two years? If so, you might be eligible for the National Farmworker Jobs Program. NFJP is a job training and employment assistance program for farmworkers and their families. Our Case Managers provide assistance in finding employment, job training, educational opportunities and support services. This assistance is offered at no cost to the participants.

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that is administering the National Farmworker Jobs Program statewide. The National Farmworker Jobs Program is a statewide program and is 100% funded by the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

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*MEO’s National Farmworker Jobs Program is accepting applications*Maui Economic Opportunity’s National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), an educational, employment and training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, is accepting applications across Hawaii.NFJP is 100 percent federally funded and serves farmworkers who meet federal poverty income guidelines and selection criteria. Those who receive federal assistance, such as SNAP, TANF or SSI, are categorically eligible.Other eligibility criteria include being a paid farmworker for at least 30 consecutive days within the two years prior to the application date. Family members of the farmworker may be eligible for services as well. NFJP also can assist farm employees, who recently have been laid off due to the end of harvest season or are part of a separation package for laid off employees.The program serves youths ages 16 to 24 with educational and employment goals and offers tuition and supportive services, including books, tools and clothing.NFJP also can assist farm owners by providing support and training for farm employees. If there are higher level positions available within the farm, NFJP can provide on-the-job training and pay 50 percent of the employee’s salary for up to three months. This benefits both the employer and the employee, increasing the skill set of the employee, which then translates into expanded capacity for the employer.MEO is the sole grantee of the NFJP program for the entire state of Hawai`i and has been servicing participants and farms on all islands for more than 20 years.For more information about the NFJP program and eligibility requirements, please contact the MEO NFJP team at (808) 249-2970 or (808) 344-5550.Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. ... See MoreSee Less
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