Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.

In the United States, common types of labor trafficking include people forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farm workers coerced through violence or threats to harvest crops, or factory workers held in inhumane conditions.

Labor traffickers, such as recruiters, contractors and employers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, or other forms of coercion to force people to work against their will in many different industries. Labor traffickers often make false promises of a high-paying job, of education or travel opportunities to lure people into horrific working conditions.
United States citizens, foreign nationals, women, men, children, and LGBTQ individuals can be victims of labor trafficking. Vulnerable populations are frequently targeted by traffickers. Immigration status, recruitment debt and poverty are just some of the vulnerabilities that can lead to labor trafficking. Victims find that the reality of their jobs proves to be far different than promised and must frequently work long hours for little to no pay. Their employers exert physical or psychological control which can include physical abuse, debt bondage and confiscation of passports or money. Victims believe they have no other choice but to continue working for that employer.
Some places labor trafficking can occur is on farms, factories, restaurants, carnivals and at places that provide beauty services.
Some statistics for labor trafficking are The U.S. Department of Labor has identified 136 goods from 74 countries made by forced and child labor. Also, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline, operated through Polaris, a leader in the global fight to end modern-day slavery, has received reports of 4,000 labor trafficking cases in the United States since 2007.