From www.takeourjobs.org: "TAKE OUR JOBS
There are two issues facing our nation--high unemployment and undocumented people in the workforce--that many Americans believe are related.
Missing from the debate on both issues is an honest recognition that the food we all eat - at home, in restaurants and workplace cafeterias (including those in the Capitol) - comes to us from the labor of undocumented farm workers.
Agriculture in the United States is dependent on an immigrant workforce. Three-quarters of all crop workers working in American agriculture were born outside the United States. According to government statistics, since the late 1990s, at least 50% of the crop workers have not been authorized to work legally in the United States.
We are a nation in denial about our food supply. As a result the UFW has initiated the "Take Our Jobs" campaign.
Farm workers are ready to train citizens and legal residents who wish to replace them in the field, we will use our knowledge and staff to help connect the unemployed with farm employers. Just fill out the form to the right and continue on to the request for job application.
** Job may include using hand tools such as knives, hoes, shovels, etc. Duties may include tilling the soil, transplanting, weeding, thinning, picking, cutting, sorting & packing of harvested produce. May set up & operate irrigation equip. Work is performed outside in all weather conditions (Summertime 90+ degree weather) & is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift & carry up to 50 lbs on a regular basis."
Yeah, right. When my brother can't
hire* his own unemployed friends to do a relatively easy job, you think unemployed Americans are going to take a farm laborer's job? But that's not the ideal job using the skills they trained for! And therefore unacceptable!
Illegal immigrants don't steal American jobs. They do jobs Americans won't.
I have a degree I can't cash in on. You know how I got the full time job I have? I temped. I voluntarily left unemployment before the perfect gig came along. Because it's NEVER coming. I hear about people waiting for the right job to come along and it makes me mad. Work through a temp agency. Substitute teach. Take the work that is offered. If it'll cover your bills, it's good enough. You don't have to commit to it--keep looking once you've been hired. But get off your ass and stop complaining about dem immergrints takin' yer jerb
when you won't
* And yes, my brother ONLY hires documented workers. And pays a fair wage.