About Our Business
Uncertainty about the availability of a stable, adequate workforce is at
an all-time high. Florida East Coast Travel Services Inc., a Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association subsidiary, helps to meet the needs of farm
and non-farm employers in the United States by providing expertise in
processing and transporting of temporary workers.
FLECTS expanded its operations in Mexico adding an office to handle the
increased demand of Mexican workers. FLECTS processes guest workers
through the U.S. Department of Labor's H-2A and H-2B visa programs.
The company handles worker's entry requirements and coordinates
transportation of those workers to job locations throughout the United
This year, most of FLECTS workers came from Jamaica and Mexico.
FLECTS served 305 agricultural employers in 17 states during the past
year. Between January 1, 2009, and August 20, 2009, FLECTS processed
3,500 H-2A farm workers, with another 4,500 scheduled to be processed
through the end of 2009. These workers harvest a variety of crops,
including strawberries,apples, pears and various vegetables.
For non-agricultural jobs, FLECTS this year served 50 employers, primarily
form the hospitality and service industries, with some in the nursery and
landscaping industries. Between January 1, 2009, and August 20, 2009,
FLECTS processed 1,600 H-2B workers, with 500 H-2B workers scheduled
for processing through the rest of the year.
Florida East Coast Travel Services Inc.
P.O. Box 5245
Hialeah Lakes, FL 33014
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