Basic economic rules show that those two things are the same in free market conditions. Low labor prices produce increases in employment. It's called supply and demand.
Minimum wage policies reduce employment rates, as do any other forces that produce artificially high wages that distort the market (e.g. union negotiation).
Those folks that offer higher value to the market will earn more.
The protectionists don't like this sort of talk, but it is the way the world actually works. It has nothing to do with "fairness."