California's $43 Billion Farms Seek Immigrant Fix to Fill Jobs

Aug 14, 2013 Full story: Bloomberg 43

Along the road to downtown Salinas, California, a green-and-white sign at the edge of a plowed field reads in Spanish: "Looking for work? Call or come in.

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ronnie

Richmond, UT

#23 Aug 27, 2013
Mexicans don't want to pick crops....pleeeeeeze...They have run the gammot... They are here to commit crimes and use welfare, anchor and live off Californians Sanctuary policy's. When will they realize that. The ones still picking have to do it until they can anchor and blend into the Society...Farmer's better find another way to get cheap labor.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#24 Sep 2, 2013
chicagonut wrote:
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That is just a myth spread by the pro-illegal crowd. Little to nothing is passed on to we the taxpayer in savings from illegal alien labor. It is only the greedy employers/farmers that profit from them while they pass their social costs onto us. So in essence that $1.00 head of lettuce today actually costs us $5.00. Keep spreading the propaganda to defend your illegal presence here. It's fun to watch. Only 3% of illegals are picking crops anyway. The other 97% are doing jobs that Americans have always done for a fair wage.
That's one reason I got into the electrical field, because the money is good. I've been doing electrical work for over 15 years. I have tried to hire citizens but they want too much money and take too many breaks. Many will call in sick on Fridays and Mondays.
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#25 Sep 4, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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lettuce is already over $3.00 a head and tomatoes are almost $4.00 a pound. All thanks to high fuel prices which account for about 5 times the amount of the cost of produce that field labor does. Stop playing with your computer and yourself, wipe off and go upstairs and ask your mommy how much she pays for your food even with SNAP.
Juan's knowledge of economics wouldn't fill a thimble on a good day.

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#26 Sep 4, 2013
Juan wrote:
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That's one reason I got into the electrical field, because the money is good. I've been doing electrical work for over 15 years. I have tried to hire citizens but they want too much money and take too many breaks. Many will call in sick on Fridays and Mondays.
Lies, as ususal.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#27 Sep 4, 2013
Publius51 wrote:
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Juan's knowledge of economics wouldn't fill a thimble on a good day.
I think the problem is that he does not do the shopping. His "baby momma" buys the food with her SNAP card. Actually I think his mommy does all the shopping since "Juan" rarly leave his mommy's basement for fear the other kids will pick on him.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#28 Sep 4, 2013
(sic)rarely sorry to the spelling police.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#29 Sep 6, 2013
I've got to go for the evening and put my employees work schedule together for next week. I have at least 12 jobs to order material for.

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#30 Sep 7, 2013
Juan wrote:
I've got to go for the evening and put my employees work schedule together for next week. I have at least 12 jobs to order material for.
Actually, you are drawing up plans for next week's onslaught of "Juan's Fairy Tales for the Gullible". Don't bother, we've already heard every inane scenario that you could possibly dream up.
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#31 Sep 7, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, you are drawing up plans for next week's onslaught of "Juan's Fairy Tales for the Gullible". Don't bother, we've already heard every inane scenario that you could possibly dream up.
12 jobs?...heck the supplies will probably fit inside one shopping bag, that is if we actually believe he has this fictional biz.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#32 Sep 8, 2013
Ordered material to be delivered to 3 job sites on Monday, 4 job sites on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, and 3 on Thursday.

The housing and remodeling business is improving in the Treasure Coast Area.
narcissistic drivel alert

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Sep 8, 2013
Juan wrote:
Ordered material to be delivered to 3 job sites on Monday, 4 job sites on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, and 3 on Thursday.
The housing and remodeling business is improving in the Treasure Coast Area.
More narcissistic drivel from the king of drivel from vero beach, fl. Nobody gives a chit about you or your supposed business...go start a facebook page and post your drivel there pendejo. Better yet go commit seppuku.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#34 Sep 19, 2013
I'll be out of town for a couple weeks, I've got to go back to Houston, my old boss has more work for me and a couple of my employees. The homes continue to go up in Pearland. There is no shortage of work in the Texas Gulf Coast Area.

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#35 Sep 20, 2013
Juan wrote:
I'll be out of town for a couple weeks, I've got to go back to Houston, my old boss has more work for me and a couple of my employees. The homes continue to go up in Pearland. There is no shortage of work in the Texas Gulf Coast Area.
Great, I hope the ex catches up with you, and forces you to pay for your child...so you give the taxpayers a little break, you deadbeat. She could do alot of damage to you if she is so inclined. You what what they say about a scorned woman.

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#36 Sep 20, 2013
s/b: You know what...
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#37 Sep 20, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
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Great, I hope the ex catches up with you, and forces you to pay for your child...so you give the taxpayers a little break, you deadbeat. She could do alot of damage to you if she is so inclined. You what what they say about a scorned woman.
If they catch up to him he has few choices. Pay up voluntarily, garnishment (if he works for cash that may not happen), and if he doesn't want to pay up? They do put dead beat dads in jail for failure to pay child support. Wouldn't that be fitting..yep! Then they can tact on a few years for tax evasion.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#38 Sep 20, 2013
I leave tomorrow and will only be in the Houston Area for about a week. I don't worry about my ex-girlfriend. She has someone new now.
narcissistic drivel alert

Los Angeles, CA

#39 Sep 20, 2013
Juan wrote:
I leave tomorrow and will only be in the Houston Area for about a week. I don't worry about my ex-girlfriend. She has someone new now.
Yawn...who cares about your personal life pendejo. Answer nobody. Go commit seppuku. Oh if you've got time to toddle off to pearland your little vero beach venture must be in a bit of trouble eh? Yep...of course one would have to believe your fictional story to begin with.

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#40 Sep 21, 2013
Juan wrote:
I leave tomorrow and will only be in the Houston Area for about a week. I don't worry about my ex-girlfriend. She has someone new now.
I will think of it as a ten day reprieve from your usual drivle and lies. How refreshing it will be to know we won't have to sift through your nonsensical posts.

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#41 Sep 21, 2013
s/b: drivel
spud

Dallas, PA

#42 Sep 21, 2013
They could raise wages and hire Americans. It's not like this cheap illegal alien labor is making food prices any lower. It's just making the big agribusinesses richer. It would help if they would do away with Obamacare and allow companies to hire fulltime workers.

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