Our National Farmworker Jobs Program is for farm, ranch, and other agricultural workers who earn a wage but still don’t make enough to support themselves and their families. REO offers opportunities for workers, and/or their qualifying family members, to improve their earning capacity in agriculture or in careers outside of agriculture.
REO staff members work closely with participants, helping them determine the best way to reach their educational and employment goals. Participants may choose to attend a vocational, technical or trade school for short-term job training, enter a work-related college program, or participate in an on-the job training program or apprenticeship. They may also work with REO for direct placement into the workforce. In addition, REO is able to support each participant with needed items for training or new jobs such as gas vouchers, work boots, eyeglasses or clothing for an interview. We know that these items can be essential to obtaining and keeping a good job.
Whether a participant goes directly to work or spends time in training, REO staff members help participants search for and find a job. Our Employment and Training Specialists work with each participant on understanding the labor market, filling out job applications, building resumes, and cover letters and understanding the interview process. Our goal is to ensure that each participant has the skills necessary to obtain the job most suited for their aptitudes, interests and goals and to support them through the employment process.