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ERIC Number: ED002685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 6
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BUREAU OF MIGRANT LABOR REPORT.
YERSAK, CHARLES G.
A GRADUAL REDUCTION IN MIGRANT LABOR HAS OCCURRED IN NEW JERSEY BECAUSE OF MECHANIZATION AND URBANIZATION. THIS REDUCTION IS REFLECTED IN FEWER ACTIVE CAMPS THAT HOUSE WORKERS. THE TREND IS AWAY FROM THE USE OF FRAME BUILDINGS AND NEW CAMPS BEING BUILT ARE CONSTRUCTED OF CINDER BLOCK. THE MIGRANT FORCE IS LARGELY COMPOSED OF NEGROES FROM THE SOUTH AND PUERTO RICANS. NEW JERSEY HAS ATTEMPED TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS OF MIGRANT WORKERS BY DECREASING THE HEALTH HAZARDS RESULTING FROM POISONOUS PESTICIDES, FROM INADEQUATE WATER SUPPLIES FOR BATHING, HANDWASHING, AND LAUNDRY, AND FROM POOR HEATING AND COOKING FACILITIES. THE REVISED MIGRANT LABOR CODE HAS ATTEMPED TO STIMULATE THE RECRUITMENT OF A STABLE AND EFFICIENT LABOR FORCE AND HAS PLACED REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS UPON CREW LEADERS. MOST FARMERS HAVE COOPERATED WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CODE. THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR MIGRANTS HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE DAY-CARE CENTERS AND A 6-WEEK SUMMER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE CURRICULUM OF THE SUMMER PROGRAM IS GEARED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN BY PROVIDING, SMALL, UNGRADED CLASSES, SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION, CERTIFIED TEACHERS, HOT LUNCHES, AND A NURSE-SUPERVISED HEALTH PROGRAM. THERE IS A NEED FOR MORE BILINGUAL TEACHERS TO WORK WITH THE LARGE GROUP OF SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN. THESE CHILDREN NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO THEIR GRADE LEVEL, FOR MOST ARE 1 OR 2 YEARS BEHIND IN SCHOOLING. MANY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES HAVE MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Labor and Industry, Trenton.
Identifiers: NEW JERSEY