Monday, October 12, 2009

U S Labor Dept: Fewer Guest Worketd Could Be Alloed in U. S.

Do guest workers fill a need for laborers that Americans don't? Some Vermont apple growers think so. WCAX TV reports that at some of the orchards in Addison County, workers come up here from Jamaica for a few months, pick the crop and either go back to Jamaica or head to another orchard or a meat processing plant. The U.S. Labor Department is proposing to give incentives to U. S. workers to take the jobs and they say there are changes in the laws that allow guest workers into the United States so that fewer work visas are being granted.