An individual who may be a victim of labor trafficking may...

  • Owe someone a significantly large debt
  • Have no control of their own money
  • Have no financial records or bank account


Labor trafficking

Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

Labor trafficking includes situations of debt bondage, forced labor, and involuntary child labor. Labor traffickers use violence, threats, lies, and other forms of coercion to force people to work against their will in many industries.

Common types of labor trafficking include people forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farmworkers coerced through violence as they harvest crops, or factory workers held in inhumane conditions with little to no pay.

Source: National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Venues for Labor Trafficking

  • Agriculture and farms
  • Domestic work
  • Restaurants and food service
  • Factories
  • Peddling and begging rings
  • Hospitality industry
  • Construction/day labor
  • Nail salons
  • Health services
  • Carnivals
  • Forestry & logging
  • Recreational facilities
  • Janitorial/commercial cleaning  services
  • Arts and entertainment  
  • Bars, strip clubs + cantinas