Latest Temporary workers News

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...

As guest workers increase, so do concerns of wage cheating

Mar. 02, 2022 05:18 AM EST

For Maribel Hernández, falling ill with COVID-19 at a Louisiana crawfish processor and losing her job was terrible enough. But the Mexican guest worker was in for another shock. A federal labor investigation in 2020, initially focusing on worksite safety, revealed that the company failed to pay...