“People sign up for an opportunity and are met with a different reality.”

- Megan Mahoney, Framework

Labor Trafficking

Labor trafficking is a crime where an individual is exploited for financial gain. It involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person to provide labor or services for little or no wages.

Labor trafficking can occur in any industry and is an underreported crime. Industries more vulnerable to labor trafficking include agriculture, construction, domestic work, factories and manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, and landscaping.

Search for organizations and programs offering services to victims and survivors of human trafficking.

"For much of the past two decades, anti-trafficking efforts within the United States have predominantly focused on sex trafficking, and there is a growing recognition that more needs to be done to address labor trafficking."

        - the Office for Victims of Crime

Questions & Answers

These questions and answers come from Ask an Expert: Labor Trafficking 101 conversations where victim service practitioners shared their experiences supporting survivors of human trafficking. 



If you or a loved one are experiencing human trafficking, you are not alone.

Strong Hearts Native Helpline and the National Human Trafficking hotline are available 24/7 to listen. All conversations over phone, text, and online chat are confidential and anonymous.  

During your conversations, if you desire, you may receive referrals to state or local resources.