Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) Program focuses on equality of service to MSFWs. Program legislation is in place to ensure that Workforce Services serves MSFWs according to federal regulations and in proportion to the other clients served by Workforce Services in Montana.

By ensuring that MSFWs are served properly in Montana, employers are able to count on Migrant workers to help in their crop production and harvesting. Agriculture is an important economic factor in Montana so the availability of workers is important to this industry and the state.

All Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers are eligible under this program.

The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) assists migrant and other seasonally-employed farmworkers and their families, achieve economic self-sufficiency through job training and other services that address their employment related needs.

NFJP serves those economically disadvantaged farmworkers who are primarily employed in agricultural labor that is characterized by chronic unemployment and underemployment. Assistance from the NFJP is accessed through the NFJP grantee partners and local One-Stop Centers.

The Workforce Services Division administers the program and monitors procedures that are put in place in local Job Service Workforce Centers to ensure that the laws and regulations governing services provided to MSFWs are carried out in Montana. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) monitors and has oversight.

Contact Information

Kathleen Johnson, Program Manager
Workforce Services Division
PO Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Phone: (406) 444-2981
Email: Kathyjohnson@mt.gov