Potential victims are exploited for their labor in operating rides, games, and food stands.

Type: Labor Trafficking


Labor exploitation and human trafficking cases involving carnival workers have been reported to the National Hotline. Workers are responsible for operating rides, games, and food stands, as well as for assembling and dis- assembling carnival equipment for movement between cities. Carnival companies may con- tract with state and county fairs to provide rides and games, and a small number of companies and recruiters dominate the U.S. carnival industry.

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