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Old 06-22-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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For those of you who might not be aware of this factor a lot of jobs in Branson have been lost to "insourcing" foreign workers. In order to obtain a work Visa, employers must PROMISE jobs and fill out the necessary paperwork. During times when employment might be lower than expected, these jobs will go to the foreign workers and NOT to local people who NEED THE JOB.

There seems to be a very acute shortage of jobs this season in the area, and people are complaining that they cannot get work. Not only that, but many of the service type jobs (housekeeping, etc.,) are paying significantly LOWER wages than they were three or four years ago. Again this is due to bringing in foreign workers who are unskilled and do not demand as high an hourly wage as domestic workers do.

Please, people. Write your Congressman and Senator and ask their help in stopping the preferential hiring and treatment of foreign workers over domestic workers. It is not fair to force local people to go on public assistance because they cannot find decent jobs.

Thank you for taking the time to DO THIS. The only way we can stop it, and ensure that there are sufficient jobs available is to cause a stink!

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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You know its funny you said that because I was in Branson last October and this past March (stayed at the same hotel) and several housekeepers could not speak English. I was trying to ask for more coffee for my room and someone else had to come interpret for her. I had no idea there was a shortage of jobs.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Reeds Spring, MO
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20, do you happen to have a list of our congressmen/women? As you know I just moved here last August. I will definitely be sending them a letter, I assure you. As well as phone calls and other means of contact. This is sickening. I was wondering why wages seemed lower than they were last year when I read through the paper. Now we know why.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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20, do you happen to have a list of our congressmen/women? As you know I just moved here last August. I will definitely be sending them a letter, I assure you. As well as phone calls and other means of contact. This is sickening. I was wondering why wages seemed lower than they were last year when I read through the paper. Now we know why.
You can contact David Rauch.He is District Director for Senator Mc Caskill (417)868-8745.

Your Congressman is Ike Skelton
Web Site of Congressman Ike Skelton, Representing the 4th District of Missouri (http://www.house.gov/skelton/ - broken link)

Your Senators are Christopher 'Kit' Bond and Claire McCaskill

.: United States Senator Kit Bond :: Welcome :.

Senator Claire McCaskill : Missouri

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Old 06-24-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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That's exactly how it started in California, first it's the farm workers, (because American's won't do the work)..Then it was Maids, again (because American's won't do the work) then landscaping, (because American's won't do the work).. Hell, now it's construction jobs, I've even heard Obama say.(because American's won't do the work) Wait just a cotton pickin minute Mr. The Construction trades use to be Blue Coller American, until Foreign workers drove wages down to minimum.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Branson-Hollister-Kimberling City-Blue Eye-Ridgedale
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Good information, 20yrs...
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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That's exactly how it started in California, first it's the farm workers, (because American's won't do the work)..Then it was Maids, again (because American's won't do the work) then landscaping, (because American's won't do the work).. Hell, now it's construction jobs, I've even heard Obama say.(because American's won't do the work) Wait just a cotton pickin minute Mr. The Construction trades use to be Blue Coller American, until Foreign workers drove wages down to minimum.
So it sounds like you are saying Obama is Californicating the United States!
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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So it sounds like you are saying Obama is Californicating the United States!
This was happening wayyyy before Obama.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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This was happening wayyyy before Obama.
Yea I think I brought it up with Sen. McCaskill about 3 years ago she seem surprised

hillman
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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So it sounds like you are saying Obama is Californicating the United States!
No, But I did here him say that illegals were only working in jobs American's didn't want like farm and construction workers.....
and it wasn't to darn long ago that a feller could make a career out of being a painter, mason, roofer, plumber,carpenter etc etc and now it seems that we are losing these jobs to unskilled labor...........
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