“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

When you think of human trafficking, most people think of sex trafficking. However, there is another type of human trafficking called labor trafficking. Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where a person is forced to work without pay or for very little pay and with other disadvantages. There were 22 reported cases of labor trafficking in South Carolina last year. Most of these cases involve migrant workers, hotel workers and restaurant workers.

Who is Vulnerable to Labor Trafficking

Certain individuals are more at risk for being trafficked for labor than others. Labor trafficking includes men, women and children. Here are some of the risk factors for human trafficking, and labor trafficking in particular.

Signs of Labor Trafficking

Learn to spot the signs of labor trafficking. Just a few signs someone is experiencing labor trafficking or exploitation include:

If you suspect someone might be a victim of human trafficking, call The National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text the hotline at 233733. You can help save someone from human trafficking and labor trafficking. Human trafficking is a global business and unfortunately, it happens everywhere so no town is too small to have victims of human trafficking.