Saturday, November 26, 2016

Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many

Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many

Michelle Arreguin


Nov. 24, 2016 5:48 p.m. ET

The United States is currently going through a Mexican employee shortage. Companies are finding it harder to fill positions due to the fact that there are less and less low skilled workers. The construction and agriculture business are the ones suffering the greatest impact. The roofing company King of Texas Roofing Co. are stating that Americans complain about Mexicans taking their jobs but they do not want to step up. No one wants to take outside jobs because they feel greater than that. However, they are quick to complain and state that Mexicans are taking over. Now that the shortage is happening companies all over have started giving their employees many incentives for them to continue working and bring more family into the business. They have raised wages to $20 or more an hour, offering bonuses for referrals of more employees, and provide free English Courses. Mexicans have said that they are leaving because of the Trump elections. They are afraid what may happen to them once he steps into the presidency. Others have stated that crossing the border has become more expensive and dangerous. The price they are being charged is ridiculous and they are given drugs to bring across or else they cannot come with them. Mexicans are becoming more afraid and deciding to stay home and work in the farms and stay with their families. This is definitely going to cause a decline in the economy. The economy in the United States depends heavily on these employees to get certain jobs done and without them companies are having to close or being built smaller. Before finding people to fill these positions was easy and now it has become a full time job finding people to work. Immigration needs to be controlled different and give people more reason to stay. People especially Mexicans need to be let know that they do not need to flee. That in fact they are part of our workforce and we need them for things to get done. We need to fill positions and they aren’t just taking jobs they are bettering the work force. If Mexicans leave then where will the companies that need them the most end up.  


3 comments:

  1. This has become more and more true in the last couple weeks. One of my hobbies is flipping houses. All my contractors are raising prices due to this crisis. General labor work is becoming more expensive for them, so we are the ones also taking a hit on our profits and our budgets. Its true our immigration reform has to change and improve but nor like this. These people should not run in fear and leave the country but try there best to stay legally. There should be some kind of help for those those hard working non criminals that would like to stay. Next thing we know we will be spending in the double digits for a basket of fruits and vegetables.

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