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May 20, 2006

A Job Americans Won't Do, Even at $34 an Hour

There is an article which disputes the myth that immigrant jobs are low wage job. Read the article in the Los Angeles Times, by David Streitfeld, Times Staff Writer, on May 18, 2006;

"Cyndi Smallwood is looking for a few strong men for her landscaping company. Guys with no fear of a hot sun, who can shovel dirt all day long. She'll pay as much as $34 an hour. She can't find them.

Maybe potential employees don't know about her tiny Riverside firm. Maybe the problem is Southern California's solid economy and low unemployment rate. Or maybe manual labor is something that many Americans couldn't dream of doing.

"I'm baffled why more people do not apply," Smallwood says.

President Bush is not. In his speech to the nation Monday night, he referred to "jobs Americans are not doing," echoing a point he has been making for years. To fill these spurned jobs and keep the economy humming, Bush says, the U.S. needs a guest worker program".

At; http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-jobs18may18,0,6132825,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 20, 2006 01:55 PM


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