Labor Pains, H-2B, and the Odd Politics of Immigration Reform

Craig Regelbrugge August 12 2016

Horticultural employers across America report that it’s tougher than ever to recruit, train, and retain a qualified and dedicated workforce. This is true for both entry-level laborers and supervisory or technical staff.
 
We can rant about many contributing factors: the lack of a well-developed work ethic in many young people; a too-generous social safety net that make it easier for some to stay home; too little focus on vocational education and trades. Meanwhile, demographers tell us that some of our labor woes are “baked in” for the foreseeable future ...

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