Today's Date: January 23, 2022
The Women at This Tech Company Are Breaking Barriers   •   TOMORROW: School Choice Fair at Houston Zoo to Mark National School Choice Week 2022   •   The Estée Lauder Companies to Webcast Discussion of Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Results on February 3, 2022   •   Atria Taps Alexa to Empower Senior Residents   •   Cook Center for Human Connection Partners with American Federation of Teachers’ Share My Lesson Platform to Offer Student   •   ZT Corporate Appoints First Female Chief of Staff   •   AVOCADO GREEN launches "Natural As love" T-Shirt TO support lgbtq+ community   •   University of Phoenix Sponsors Social Roots Mental Health Summit   •   Over 10,000 new affordable homes for Canadians   •   Naturepedic Joins the Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative in Support of Promoting Product Transparency and Mater   •   carafem Adds Rhode Island to Growing Number of U.S. States That Can Access Its Affordable, Convenient Abortion Pill by Mail Serv   •   MEDIA ALERT – With the 2022 tax filing season starting next week, taxpayers need to be aware of new complexities   •   Enterprise Connect 2022 Expands Conference Program, Adding Keynotes from Google Cloud, Microsoft and RingCentral   •   Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Announces Pay With Change Initiative, Mandating New Standards For Advertising In 2022 Issue: Progres   •   Global Leadership Community The She-Suite Announces 7th Powerful Summit Set for March 11, 2022   •   AVYA Skincare Selected as A Brand to Watch in 2022   •   Governor Mike DeWine Proclaims Jan. 23-Jan. 29 "Ohio School Choice Week"; Recognizes Options as Vital in K-12 Education   •   Expedia Group Reveals Industry Outlook and Predictions for 2022   •   Everlight Solar: A Year of Giving and Growing   •   TOMORROW: First New Jersey School Choice Fair to Bring Families Buffet of Learning Options
Bookmark and Share

America’s Farmworkers Tackle Critical Shortages in Healthcare Profession


Through Grants from Department of Labor, 1383 Farmworkers have been Trained and/or Placed into Health Occupations


Washington, D.C – The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs announced today that over the past year, grantees from the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) have placed and/or trained over 1,380 farmworkers into healthcare occupations. These include placements in jobs such as radiology technicians, CNAs, LPNs, paramedics and pharmacy technicians to name a few.


 “These numbers illustrate why the National Farmworker Jobs Program is one of the Department of Labor’s most successful programs,” said David Strauss, Executive Director of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs. “In times of record shortages in the healthcare profession, farmworkers are receiving training and providing critical services for our country,”


The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), authorized by Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), provides life-changing workforce development services to America’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers. 


“From Maine to California, through the NFJP, farmworkers have started to realize the American dream,” said Strauss. “They have transformed their lives from earning below the federal poverty line to being able to provide a living for themselves and their families.”


The corresponding map highlights the number of farmworkers trained and/or placed into health professionin each state. 1383 farmworkers represent about 17 percent of all farmworkers that received job training and placement assistance through the NFJP in 2008.


The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs is the national federation of non-profit and public agencies that provide job training and assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. For more information about a specific state or for interview or comment, please contact Matthew Sheaff at (202) 828-6006 x140 or by email at



Matthew T. Sheaff

Communications Specialist


The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

1726 M ST NW

Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036


202.828.6006 x140


Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News