Tuesday, September 6, 2011

They just don't want to work farm jobs - No quieren un trabajo en el campo

U.S. Farmers can't find enough Citizens to harvest our crops. Even unemployed people won't go out in the field and work at these labor-intensive positions. Granted, it is not easy work, but people complain that we have over 9% unemployed and blame the immigrants for their woes. This is nothing new, we've always found a foreign scapegoat. It's easier to blame others.

As the annual sweet corn harvest season ends, Colorado farmer, John Harold has learned something very interesting as it relates to the immigrant labor work ethic.
When the season started in July Harold decided not to hire legal Mexican migrants with a H2A visas but opted to hire locally.  He was motivated to do so seeing the local unemployment rate at 9.8% and some hirer costs getting visa workers.  With that decision he saw lines of applicants but few that could do the work and even fewer that stayed to do the work.
Typically he hires 150 seasonal migrant workers to hand pick the corn and pays them $10.48/hour, the same rate he was offering his new hires.  The result was for every three U.S. citizens he hired only one stayed.  As of last Thursday he just has 39 workers instead of the 150 he needs. 
He has documented every resignation and the fact that he has been advertising throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma for these positions.  Harold will be taking those facts to his local Senator and advocating for immigration reform.  Harold concluded: “You have to understand there is a work ethic of migrant laborers that is just not found with local labor.”
See more of this and other articles on immigration: http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/something-to-think-about-u.s.-farmer-cant-find-u.s.-citizens-to-replac/

1 comment:

  1. How are you? Forgive that I distract you from more important issues. I Andrei. There was on training on a farm a floor of year in Alexis IL. It was pleasant to me. Help to find please work on a farm or in other sphere of manufacture. I send you the resume. I will pay expenses of the employer for official registration of papers. I thank that have found for me your time.
    It agree work on a farm not connected with veterinary science.
    I am able to work on a tractor. To plough the earth. To sow grain. To wash farms. To clean stalls. To vaccinate pigs. I know it hard to find work in the USA on a farm. Please help to find work to me. I want to work legally in the USA and to pay all taxes.

    Andrei Tsitou
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    An Associate Veterinary position in mixed animal practice or local farm that would utilize my skills in surgery, preventive practices, vaccinations, animal nutritional diet and customer relationship.
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    Independent Veterinarian Consultant (July 2008 - Present)-Kritcev, Belarus
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    • Successfully performed anesthetic surgeries of the animals
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    Sokolnichi LLC, General Veterinarian (January 2006 - May 2008)-Belarus
    • Responsible for the providing first aid to dogs, cats, pigs and other animals
    • Carrying out anesthetic surgery in case of emergency
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    • MD in Veterinary Medicine from Vitebsk Academy of Veterinary Medicine (2006)
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