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2017-07-16 Economy
Maine Town Resorts To Hiring Americans As Visas Run Out
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Posted by Besoeker 2017-07-16 01:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [726 views ]  Top

#1 I am seeing a lot more young African American kids in fast food uniforms working along side older managers. They look and act very professional and I feel sense of pride when I see them. I give them as much respect as I can when doing business with them.
Posted by Glinesh Cruting8663 2017-07-16 03:13||   2017-07-16 03:13|| Front Page Top

#2 The horror!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-07-16 05:22||   2017-07-16 05:22|| Front Page Top

#3  If you look at the qualifying conditions for the program, so-called "seasonal work" is a valid reason to seek out H-2B visa holders.

Nope. Just adjust the school year to match the seasonal work. Suddenly, you have an available workforce. However, you are lockstep in thinking, its beyond your ability to adapt.
Posted by Procopius2k 2017-07-16 07:27||   2017-07-16 07:27|| Front Page Top

#4 The main reason for there being summer vacations was to get the kids out of school to help with the harvest.

Seems like the only thing that benefits from the current are teachers unions and politicians campaign funds. Get rid of a whole lot of excesss vacations and voila more kids in need of jobs. College students already get out in, what, mid-April now?
Posted by AlanC 2017-07-16 08:31||   2017-07-16 08:31|| Front Page Top

#5 The main reason for there being summer vacations was to get the kids out of school to help with the harvest.
Since then it has morphed into a well-established perk for the educators -- a three month vacation every year and you still keep your job. Knew someone that chose teaching over moving up in a company (He could sell ice cubes to polar bears and the company owner wanted him!) for that reason -- he could take the summer off and do archeology.
Posted by magpie 2017-07-16 12:17||   2017-07-16 12:17|| Front Page Top

#6 Isn't it funny how the same people who foam at the mouth about slavery (extinct in the US since 1864, except in some middle eastern diplomat and entrepreneur households) don't have a problem with "guest workers," who are essentially indentured servants if they are lucky and slaves if they are not?
Posted by M. Murcek 2017-07-16 17:17||   2017-07-16 17:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Effective Jan. 18, 2017, nationals from the following countries are eligible to participate in the H-2B program:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark,Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu

I'm more inclined to think the hiring is from Canada, the Auld Sod, or UK.
Posted by Pappy 2017-07-16 17:57||   2017-07-16 17:57|| Front Page Top

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