- Program-Specific Requirements for Wagner-Peyser Program (Employment Services)
All Program-Specific Requirements provided for the WIOA core programs in this section must be addressed for either a Unified or Combined State Plan.
- e. Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP). Each State agency must develop an AOP every four years as part of the Unified or Combined State Plan required under sections 102 or 103 of WIOA. The AOP must include an assessment of need. An assessment need describes the unique needs of farmworkers in the area based on past and projected agricultural and farmworker activity in the State. Such needs may include but are not limited to: employment, training, and housing.
e. 6. C. Data Assessment
Review the previous four years Wagner-Peyser data reports on performance. Note whether the State has been meeting its goals to provide MSFWs quantitatively proportionate services as compared to non-MSFWs. If it has not met these goals, explain why the State believes such goals were not met and how the State intends to improve its provision of services in order to meet such goals.
Florida is the second most MSFW significant state in the country, behind California. In PY 2018, the state had a total of 14,307 MSFW applicants in its labor exchange system and in PY 2017, there were a total of 16,537 MSFW applicants. These reductions in MSFW applications from PY 2018 and PY 2017, 14,307 and 16,537, respectively, are likely attributed to MSFWs not returning to Florida after migrating north for work and an increase in the use of foreign workers through the H-2A program.
Florida meets its goals of providing services to MSFWs on a quantitatively proportionate level as those provided to non-MSFWs. MSFW Indicators of Compliance Reports for the past four program years show all five equity ratio indicators are met. These indicators are referrals to jobs, referrals to supportive services, received staff-assisted services, career guidance and job development contacts.