Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Outreach Program

Through our Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) Outreach Program, the EDD partners with other state agencies and community-based organizations to directly serve farmworkers and agricultural employers.

We have multilingual outreach workers that travel to areas where farmworkers work, live, and gather to make sure that they receive information about job opportunities, farmworker labor rights, and supportive services available through the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) offices and our partners.

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Success Stories

EDD Farmworker Outreach Efforts Help Farmworker Avoid Eviction
EDD Outreach Worker Helps Community Organize to Assist Displaced Farmworkers
EDD Farmworker Outreach Representative is Passionate About Helping Local Laborers
EDD Farmworker Outreach Representative Helps Local Workers Impacted by Disastrous Winter Storms

Services for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

  • Multilingual assistance.
  • General information about unemployment, disability, and paid family leave.
  • Referrals to supportive services such as low-cost medical services, housing, utility assistance, food banks, and legal services.
  • Assistance with job searching, résumé writing, and job referrals.
  • Information about farmworker labor rights and filing complaints.
  • Assistance with placement into agricultural and non-agricultural jobs.

For a complete list of services for MSFWs and agricultural employers, see our Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Outreach Program Brochure (DE 6073) (PDF).

Monitor Advocate Office

The Monitor Advocate System is a federal and state system established by the Department of Labor to help ensure that MSFWs have equal access to career and training services, and workforce protections offered by American Job Centers, so they may improve their living and working conditions.

Do you have a work-related complaint? Are you having issues with:

  • Access to shade, clean water, or restrooms.
  • Lunch and breaks.
  • Getting paid wages owed to you.
  • Retaliation.
  • Health and safety issues.

We can help you attempt to locally resolve your complaint with your employer. Contact us for more information:

Phone: 1-866-289-8356


For questions and additional information, contact your nearest America’s Job Center of California or call toll-free at 1-877-872-5627 (TTY 1-877-889-5627).

Other Resources for Farmworkers

H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program

In addition, EDD assists with the federal Foreign Labor Certification H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program, which allows agricultural employers to bring foreign workers temporarily, when not enough qualified US workers are available.




CalJOBS is the State of California’s online job search system. Create an account, log in and find a variety of online services offered for both employers and job seekers.

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