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Detroit's Shinola Fulfills Career Dream of Romanian Immigrant

Detroit's Shinola Fulfills Career Dream of Romanian Immigrant

America is still a place people dream about. Even in Detroit

On the manufacturing assembly lines of Shinola in Detroit are the stories of people who have found labor that fulfills dreams and inspires new ones. Read More »

Does America Need Immigrants For Low-Skilled Work?

Does America Need Immigrants For Low-Skilled Work?

Congress will explore immigration reform in 2014

There are some 40.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. today. Does America need to welcome immigrants to take care of low-skilled work? Read More »

10 Most Popular Jobs Stories of 2013

10 Most Popular Jobs Stories of 2013

From chimney sweeps to restaurant receipts

Vanishing jobs and dangerous jobs, photos of the inside scene, minimum wage workers and restaurant receipts were topics drawing the most attention in 2013. Read More »

Immigrants: Invisible Victims in Disaster Clean-ups

Immigrants: Invisible Victims in Disaster Clean-ups

Tales of immigrants experiencing fallout of their own after Sandy

After any major disaster, day laborers are among the first to arrive for the promise of work. They are often exposed to dangerous conditions. Read More »

Burger King Worker Fired For Sign Saying, 'Now Hiring Must Be Mexican'

Burger King Worker Fired For Sign Saying, 'Now Hiring Must Be Mexican'

Burger King says worker acted on his own

The subjects of immigration and jobs are often intertwined. One Burger King worker was fired for putting up sign, "Now Hiring Must Be Mexican." Read More »

4 Reasons Why The Business Elite Want Immigration Reform

4 Reasons Why The Business Elite Want Immigration Reform

The introduction of immigration reform by Congressional leaders and the White House this week promises to touch off hot debate in the country. On Monday, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators presented its plan, and on Tuesday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to introduce his in Nevada. But already, an... Read More »

Farm Work: The Job That No American Wants?

Farm Work: The Job That No American Wants?

The majority of the business owners in a state industry say they can't find enough workers to fill all their open jobs. Read More »

U.S. Forest Service Accused Of Discrimination Against Latinos

U.S. Forest Service Accused Of Discrimination Against Latinos

Seattle – The Forest Service is under fire for alleged discrimination against Latinos due to the use of Border Patrol agents as interpreters and law enforcement in stops involving Latinos on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights within the USDA,... Read More »

I'm A Successful Entrepreneur But Might Get Deported

I'm A Successful Entrepreneur But Might Get Deported

By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK -- It happens every time Celso Mireles, a tech consultant who runs a successful business in Phoenix, hops into his pickup truck and drives past a police car. His stomach turns. His chest tightens. He could be deported any minute. Mexican-born Mireles, 25, is among nearly 2 million... Read More »

After Immigration Crackdown, Farmers Mull Planting

After Immigration Crackdown, Farmers Mull Planting

By Katie Brumback ATLANTA (AP) -- It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year's crops. Read More »

Washington Orchards Desperate For Apple Pickers

Washington Orchards Desperate For Apple Pickers

By Shannon Dininny YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees. Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation's apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a... Read More »

Study: Immigrants Not Taking Jobs From Americans

Study: Immigrants Not Taking Jobs From Americans

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Big increases in immigration since 1990 have not hurt employment prospects for American workers, says a study released Thursday. The report comes as Congress and much of the nation are debating immigration policy, a big issue in this fall's midterm... Read More »

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