Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) travel to South Carolina each year to help cultivate and harvest crops in various regions of the state. Because this population often faces barriers to employment, DEW provides intensive services to MSFWs through a bilingual, statewide program.

MSFW Outreach Workers and Rural Manpower Coordinators identify and contact individuals that are not being reached through everyday services at local SC Works centers.

To discuss your rights as a MSFW or to report unlawful conditions, call the farmworker toll-free helpline at 1-877-244-4081. Services are available in both English and Spanish and callers may choose to remain anonymous.

The below links provide more information about your rights and the laws that protect them.

Farmworker Resources

MSFW Outreach Workers provide quality employment services and referrals to MSFWs including:

  • Agricultural and non-agricultural job placement services.
  • Applications for employment.
  • Job counseling.
  • Job training.
  • Referrals to other community services.

Click a county on the map below to find an MSFW Outreach Worker near you.
Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers


Agricultural Employer Resources
Rural Manpower Coordinators provide outreach services to agricultural employers including:

  • Agricultural labor needs assessment.
  • Recruitment of labor for agricultural employers.
  • Compliance guidance for federal and state laws.
  • Assistance with Farm Labor Contractor Registrations and Renewals.
  • Coordination of services and assistance to the employer’s farm workers.

For more information about agricultural-employer services, contact Shawn Phillips, lead coordinator, at 803-446-5092. 


Additional Farmworker Resources

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