About Agriculture and Foreign Labor Services
The Agricultural and Foreign Labor Services was created to help grow Michigan's economy by retaining and attracting global talent; by centralizing and streamlining employment and training services for Employers and Migrant and Seasonal workers; Ensuring equity in access to employment and training service programs for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers; and striving to meet the skilled labor needs of Michigan’s employers.
Agricultural and Foreign Labor Services is an active member of the Interagency Migrant Services Committee that was formed in 1972 and is the longest running interagency group for coordination of services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the nation. The IMSC is a forum for statewide coordination of service delivery to farmworkers, encompassing employment, education, health care, public benefits, legal services, and other assistance.
Agricultural and Foreign Labor Services partners with federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations, which includes but is not limited to resettlement agencies, economic development organizations, ethnic service providers, K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions, and Michigan Works! Agencies, that provide services to employers and migrant and seasonal farmworkers and strives to minimize or eliminate barriers to accessing employment, training, and supportive services.
Michigan has ranked among the top ten states nationally, largely due to the increase in recruitment of migrant and seasonal domestic workers as well as foreign workers, in order to meet employers labor needs.
Agricultural and Foreign Labor Services is dedicated to continuing to grow Michigan’s economy by retaining and attracting global talent!