Skip to comments.Ariz. homebuilders worry about labor shortage
Posted on 06/30/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by thecodont
PHOENIX (AP) Some leaders in Arizona's homebuilding industry are concerned about a potential labor shortage following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold part of the state's controversial immigration law known as SB1070.
The bill's passage two years ago led thousands of illegal immigrants to pack up and leave. That was when the housing market had crashed, but now the market is recovering.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision in the law that allows police to try to determine the immigration status of people they stop or arrest if they have a reasonable suspicion that they're in the country illegally. That worries some in the homebuilding industry who fear that workers will be too fearful to show up in large numbers.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
How convenient......I DEFINITELY question this articles viability.
Slave owners worry there won’t be enough slaves.
BOO FRIGGIN HOO! Maybe they can help build America’s house that they destroyed in the first place.
Stuff like this is planned and planted. Ayn Rand described how it was done in the Fountainhead (c. 1943).
“Slave owners worry there wont be enough slaves.”
Bingo...we have a winner.
I visit commercial construction sites a few times a month and have noticed a lot less Spanish and more English spoken lately.
Haven’t seen too many sites hurting for labor either.
Residential construction may be different but I also don’t see many new houses going up.
The usual Leftist whine when enforcing our laws.
There are plenty of people willing to work. Last time I checked, AZ unemployment was not 0%
Well isn't that what they wanted to begin with the illegals out sounds like " want your cake and eat it to " syndrome with just a touch of lazy ass mixed in !
Supply and demand.
Lying media did this with the Georgia immigration law: said there would be shortages and crops would rot in the fields.
There weren’t, the drops were harvested- and they didn’t report that.
So, according to what people saw on the media, the immigration law caused labor problems!
Our lying liberal media will just keep repeating this meme to their idiotic viewers. Keeping them stupid enough to buy trash and vote Democrat.
It doesn’t look like builders need to start wetting their pants over labor just yet. Well, unless we want even more bubbles. We’re still belching the last bit of glut.
So what they are really worried about is actually having to pay a living wage to citizens since they have relied on Illegal Immigrants for construction labor for 10+ years.
Not only will they have to pay a living wage, but they’ll also have to create safe working conditions. I don’t know how many times I’ve read about illegal alien workers getting injured or killed on the job because they were illiterate, poorly trained, and afraid to speak up about dangerous working conditions lest they be fired and deported.
They shouldn’t with all of the unemployment out there.
That subsidized labor is hard to beat.
When you build your industry on illegal labor, totally cutting out legal American labor for a generation, sooner or later you will crash. Crime catches up with criminals sooner or later. They had best start recruiting and training Americans for American jobs. Or, go follow the illegals. Arizona overbuilt anyway thanks to the banksters giving illegals mortgage loans they could not pay back.
Everyone is screwed by our elite’s, one party lawlessness and disrespect for our economy, country and people. Heck, even Rubio says he’s not only for giving amnesty to illegals here now, he’s for everyone who finds themselves without economic opportunity to break into our country like he says he would do. A$$hat. He’d kill us just as soon as look at us with his great ‘compassion.’
Hey! Pay a decent wage, you’ll do fine.
I like the bat cave. Where do I get me one?
They’re only worried that they’re going to lose their dirt cheap labor, and will have to once again hire REAL AMERICANS to work for realistic wages.
Don’t get me started on this subject. My family has suffered tremendously, due to illegal alien labor in the construction field.
AP? They have all the credibility of Joe Isuzu.
I have no doubt this Democrat AP "reporter" conceived a liberal talking point and then went out kicking over rocks to try to find a "homebuilder" - - any "homebuilder" - - who would give her some quotes to back up her talking point..
Hard to believe they are still building homes in Arizona. Or anywhere for that matter.
Well boo hoo, ain’t that a beach. To hear the libs and LSM, (but I am being redundant) all the illegals were out in the fields doing stoop labor for 50 cents an hour.
These rotten building contractors went for cheap illegal labor to force out higher paid American citizens. Now the creeps just might have to cut their profit margins and hire Americans again.
Now, "living wage"? I think that's an euphemism for paying a fair market rate ~ where there are no illegals around.
Well, they should not have underbid the project.
When Americans with “real skills” come on the job they won’t use framing hatchets to make things fit, it will be right the first time.
Sure, the cost of building a house will rise with a rise in wages but the low bidders will quickly go out of business and the better, more professional builders will flourish when the cheap builders who used illegal labor fail.
American work for American Citizens should be the battle cry throughout America in all trades.
How about you hire some of the UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS?
The suicide remark was uncalled for and I expect will soon make your ill considered remark disappear.
If you don’t like “living wage” then say “non-black-market market wage.” Means the same thing.
Please note the source!!
Please note the source!!
That is the sense I get. It’s a nod to the fact that it will also be better — and for the benefit of Americans.
A SF paper quotes the AP who claims that the housing market is recovering but the AZ anti-illegal law may have a negative impact AND YOU DARE QUESTION THE ARTICLE’S VALIDITY?
At the height of the housing boom I saw hand-lettered signs in Spanish posted at new subdivisions, advertising for electricians. This probably resulted a few fires compounding the misery of all those foreclosed homeowners a few years later.
Let them pay what it takes to hire Americans.
Yeah, the ones who thrive on using illegal labor.
Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related articles.
We have it is reported 23 million people jobless, out of 23 million people there are no qualified workers who can build homes ?
Are you serious about buying one?
Probably not. Is that a surplus silo? I heard they’re for sale...How much $$?
>>but now the market is recovering.
Evidently the con-artists running the housing/ACORN ponzi scheme think they’re gonna be able float more A$$paper up the river.
It’s a Titan II surplus silo. There are some for sale. They run about $200-400K and usually come with a respectable amount of acreage.
Mine came with 20 or 30 acres depending on who you ask.
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