Farm council seeks agricultural workers

The New England Farm Workers Council is a federally funded nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the employment and training needs of low-income farm workers.

The NEFWC can pro­vide assistance in the ar­eas of resume and cover letter writing, interview­ing skills and job search­ing, and may also be able to offer financial support for training and other re­lated assistance.

The program allows for personal attention and flexibility to help you reach your goals, wheth­er you want to advance in agriculture or explore other career possibili­ties.

You may be eligible for the program if you have worked five weeks or earned $800 in agri­culture within the past two years, live in a low-income household, are a New Hampshire resident and are legally able to work in the U.S.

Dependants of farm workers may also be eli­gible.

The program seeks em­ployment opportunities and helps place partici­pants in jobs. Business­es are asked to let the council know if you are hiring. An ideal partner­ship with an employer is one where the employer refers employees to the council and the council, in turn, can help recruit workers to fill positions.

For information, email Karri Makinen at kmakinen@partners forcommunity.org or Lin­da Ellis at lellis@partners forcommunity.org, call 622-8199 or stop by the of­fice at 25 Lowell St., Suite 311, Manchester.