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Old 10-17-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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While immigrant populations have traditionally faced many problems when entering into a different culture, a new wave of immigrants are struggling more than their predecessors due to a series of rapid, technological changes altering the structure of the workplace.

In a recent study titled, “Bridging the Gap: Training Needs Assessment of the Immigrant Workforce in Onondaga County,” Maralyn Edid, senior extension associate in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, concluded that many of the immigrants settling in Onondaga County, N.Y. are not adequately prepared to fill the current entry-level positions in the labor market.

Carolyn May, senior economic developer for the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development, whose department commissioned the report, explained the economic situation in the county was such that there was a high level of unemployment, but there was an abundance of entry-level jobs that needed to be filled.

Study: Many Immigrants Lack Skills Needed for Local Jobs | The Cornell Daily Sun
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: California
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This says a lot about Legal Americans who aren't fulfilling those jobs. Who will fill them? Who will pay money to educate the immigrants?
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Something about the story, which is about legal immigrants, doesn't seem true. We have had many who commented, correctly in my view, about how businesses are paying lower wages to illegal immigrants. This would indicate to me that we do have jobs which are technologically low enough that the legal immigrants should be able to find reasonable employment, assuming we can delete the illegal immigrants through fining employers.

It seems the jobs are there, just not able to be filled due to the influx of illegal aliens.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Something about the story, which is about legal immigrants, doesn't seem true. We have had many who commented, correctly in my view, about how businesses are paying lower wages to illegal immigrants. This would indicate to me that we do have jobs which are technologically low enough that the legal immigrants should be able to find reasonable employment, assuming we can delete the illegal immigrants through fining employers.

It seems the jobs are there, just not able to be filled due to the influx of illegal aliens.
Suffice to say that few people will disagree with you with the obvious exception of the illegal immigration advocates
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