Latest Temporary workers News

Jury: Construction company retaliated against immigrant

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $650,000 in damages to a Massachusetts construction worker who said his employer retaliated against him after he was injured on the job by sparking an immigration investigation that led to his arrest. The jury on Tuesday ordered Tara...

Less immigrant labor in US contributing to price hikes

May. 07, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle's farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate...

3 men sentenced in Georgia forced farm labor investigation

Apr. 02, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to federal prison as part of a broad investigation into what authorities said was a wide-ranging conspiracy to bring workers from Central America to the United States for forced labor on south Georgia farms. The three men were...

As Russia sees tech brain drain, other nations hope to gain

Mar. 31, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Russia’s tech workers are looking for safer and more secure professional pastures. By one estimate, up to 70,000 computer specialists, spooked by a sudden frost in the business and political climate, have bolted the country since Russia invaded Ukraine...