Most of our agricultural employers and farm workers are traditionally based in Collier, Hendry, and Glades counties and are provided services by our Immokalee, Naples, and Clewiston Centers, although there are no residency requirements for receiving any services from any Center.
In support of specialized needs, the following assistance is also offered:
- Completion of I-9′s for employers who list job vacancies with our Centers and request this service as part of their hiring/screening process. First required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, the I-9 Form verifies the eligibility of an employee to work legally in the United States. Employers are required to verify this employment eligibility for every employee hired. This Act applies to all hires, but this service is widely used by agricultural employers.
- In the State of Florida, an individual must hold a valid certification of registration under the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act of 1993 to be a crew leader or farm labor contractor. We provide assistance with the application process in our Immokalee Center.
- Due to the high concentration of farm workers in our rural areas, outreach assistance is provided for those farm workers unable to visit a local Center. These services include, but are not limited to, job referral/placement, assistance with filing complaints or reporting violations in reference to terms and conditions of employment, and referral to local service organizations, based on individual need.