Monday, December 18, 2006

Update on "Jobs Americans won't do"

Remember those ICE raids last week where they rounded-up from meat packing plants?
Remember how El Presidente Bush talked about how the illegals were only doing jobs Americans weren't paid enough wouldn't do?

Meet the Americans who are lining up to do the jobs that illegals used to do.
GREELEY - The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday.

Among them was Derrick Stegall, who carefully filled out paperwork he hoped would get him an interview and eventually land him a job as a slaughterer.

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Greg Bonifacio heard about the job openings on television and brought his passport, his Colorado driver's license, his Social Security card and even a color photograph of himself as a young Naval officer to prove his military service.

"I don't want to hassle with any identification problems because of my last name," said Bonifacio, a 59- year-old Thornton resident of Filipino heritage.

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Bonifacio was hoping to get a job in production or fabrication. So was Nathan Korgan, a former construction worker whose company closed and moved to California.

That's just a Colorado location. I wonder how the rest of the country-wide plants are handling their worker shortage?
As an added thought, I'd bet the wages went up along with some bennies.

OHhhh, and your meat prices? look for an increase there of probably less than a nickel a pound.

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