Oct 27, 2011
Alabama tries to connect jobless residents with farm jobs

With Alabama’s new immigration law scaring off many illegal migrant workers, the state is offering job placement for legal residents wanting to work in the hard-hit agriculture industry — it seems, however, that local farmers think the work may be too hard for most Americans.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced this month the launch of the initiative "Work Alabama," which would expand on existing services to connect job seekers with current openings on farms and respond to employers’ complaints about the loss of mostly Hispanic workers who have fled. Fox News

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