Language document


16 Jul 2015

Type of document



Labour exploitation


Polaris Project

Knocking on your door: labour trafficking on traveling sales crews


16 Jul 2015


Labor trafficking is a form of modern slavery in which individuals are compelled to perform labor or services against their will by means of force, fraud, or coercion. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline and the Polaris BeFree Textline received 419 reports of likely labor trafficking cases involving traveling sales crews between January 2008 and February 2015, more than any other industry except domestic work. This report analyzes data collected from these hotlines, as well as open source data from legal records, government documents, industry experts, news media, and social media.'