Interesting the facts and quotes used from Roy Beck, the executive director of Numbers USA, an immigration-reduction organization. "He finds it hard to believe employers can’t find American workers." "What’s happened — landscaping is a good example — is that lots of landscapers over the last decade have gotten very used to the foreign labor streams, both legal and illegal,” he said. “They’ve lost their knowledge on recruiting American workers.”
Actually, Mr. Beck....recruiting American workers involves extensive advertising, fielding calls, setting appointments to fill out an applications, background checks, drug screening, checking references and job training for individualize technique for each client. All of which we expect to do. This month we hired 12 employees, paying well above minimum wage and only 2 are still employed. So we still continue the process, looking for employees who will perform efficiently for our clients and company.
Mr. Beck has made irrational statements: “If you cannot attract American workers, then I think you can probably say the job [except for agriculture] isn’t probably worth doing,”
Mr. Beck said 3/22/10 in an interview with David Neiwert: "Those 200, 000 immigrations marchers are all 'thieves'. A thief is somebody who takes something that does not belong to them. They come here and take jobs that do not belong to them. They take wages fromt he most vulnerable members of the society. So the thing is--I'm not saying--I think most of them are probably good people. I think most of them don't even think of themselves as thieves. They've been taught that the border isn't really that important. I don't blame them, I blame our governement. But the fact is, those are people who came to steal a job and what verybody's lobbying for today is to keep the job that they stole."
The jobs they 'stole' are jobs unwanted or abused by the local work force. And speaking of theft and stealing...consider the local work force that steals the good name of the small business by not performing the job well, pawning equipment, skipping job assignments and recording it as work done, doing a half done job and not being dependable in showing up for scheduled hours. The H2B program has been workable because it brings workers with excellent work ethic to do the job LEGALLY so the clients are satisfied. It enables the small business to continue to prosper so it can in turn purchase goods from other venders that in essence keeps the economy thriving.