Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers

Priority of Service:

Priority of Service is given to Veterans and eligible spouses. Veteran, for the sole purpose of Priority of Service, means a person who served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. Active service includes full-time Federal service in the National Guard or a Reserve component.

Colorado Agricultural State Plan

Agricultural State Plan PY 2014 - NEW


State Plan for Agricultural Services (2012 - 2016)

This is the federally required public review and comment period for the annual Agricultural Outreach Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to have an outreach program in order to locate and contact migrant and seasonal farmworkers who are not being reached by the typical intake activities conducted by the local offices. Your comments will be recorded verbatim and provided to the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the final Plan. Also, based on your input, this draft may be modified prior to submittal.

Please provide comments to Olga Ruiz olga.ruiz@state.co.us no later than September 7, 2012

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers:

The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment administers a bilingual (English/Spanish) outreach program to our predominantly Spanish speaking clientele because we are designated as a significant MSFW state.

The six significant MSFW Workforce Centers (Brighton, Greeley, Lamar, Monte Vista, Delta and Rocky Ford) provide quality employment services and referrals to to our customers. Outreach efforts are accomplished by personal contacts with Migrant and Seasonal Farm workers to provide the full range of services such as full applications, counseling, testing, job training, referrals to supportive service agencies and job placement.

Colorado Workforce Centers provide Outreach Services to agricultural employers by effectively communicating information about services available through the One-Stop Career Centers by providing pre-occupancy housing inspections for agricultural growers, assisting employers in assessing their labor needs and making appropriate referrals to their job openings. Staff provide pertinent information on the labor market; intrastate and interstate temporary agricultural worker recruitment requirements, including information on the Foreign Labor Certification process for the importation of foreign temporary agricultural workers.

Contact Information:

Olga Ruiz 
(303) 318-8802
e-mail: olga.ruiz@state.co.us
CDLE Workforce Development Programs