The Problem

Labor Trafficking

78% of human trafficking is labor trafficking

Gender of Labor Trafficking Victims

Source: Freedom for All (2015)


Source: Freedom for All (2015)

Children, women & men are still being forced to work in inhumane conditions, for long hours, for little to no pay.

Industries/ businesses where you find trafficked labor:

  • Nail salons
  • Hair braiding shops
  • Massage spas
  • Illicit massage parlors
  • Janitorial Services
  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Leisure/ hospitality
  • Traveling sales teams
  • Domestic servitude (maids & nannies)



The tips  are often all they will receive for a hard day’s work.

Abusive salon owners rake in illicit profits thanks to the criminal gangs that ferry thousands of undocumented persons into the US every week.

By SARAH MASLIN NIR. MAY 7, 2015 New York Times