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  • A Foolish Immigration Purge (NYT Take on Bush Immigration Actions)

    03/27/2008 4:22:47 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 507+ views
    New York Times ^ | 27 March 2008 | Editorial Staff
    Leave it to the Bush administration to throw thousands of law-abiding American workers and companies off a cliff in perilous economic times. That would be the effect of its decision to press ahead with a bad idea: to force businesses to fire employees whose names don’t match the Social Security database. The purge is part of a campaign — along with scattershot workplace raids and the partial border fence — to make a show of tackling the broken immigration system. The plan rests on the assumption that people with Social Security glitches are illegal immigrants using fake identities. Companies that...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Should companies be allowed to require their workers to speak English-only?

    03/26/2008 8:14:20 AM PDT · by buffyt · 33 replies · 939+ views
    KTRH radio Houston poll ^ | 3-26-2008 | KTRH radio Houston
    http://www.ktrh.com/main.html PLEASE FREEP THIS POLL! Question of the Day Should companies be allowed to require their workers to speak English-only? Yes so far 27.78 % No so far 72.22 %
  • Court questions California on unions

    03/19/2008 12:10:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 345+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices questioned Wednesday whether a state should be able to prohibit employers from using state money to influence employees' views on unions in their workplace. The Chamber of Commerce and the Bush administration argue that California is trying to silence employers from weighing in on union organization efforts. They say that position isn't permitted by federal labor law, which allows employers to be involved as long as they don't threaten reprisals. The outcome of the case could affect attempts by other states to restrict use of state money for unionization-related activities. California contends that its law...
  • Program to train young adults skills to find a job (Mississippi)

    03/03/2008 8:34:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 768+ views
    The Greenwood Commonwealth ^ | February 25, 2008 | Bob Darden
    Robert Beasley says he is “training young adults to be professional” — and he approaches his job with all the enthusiasm of an evangelist. Beasley, 48, is a career specialist with Arbor Education and Training located at the Greenwood WIN Job Center. The program teaches young adults how to act during an interview, complete a job application, assemble a resume and cover letter and perform other related tasks. “Basically, we’re giving them the skills to find a job, to get a job and to keep that job,” said Beasley, a Greenwood native and Jackson State University graduate. Arbor Education and...
  • U.S. Hiking Fines For Illegal Immigrant Hiring by 25 Percent

    02/22/2008 10:28:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 111+ views
    .S. Hiking Fines For Illegal Immigrant Hiring by 25 Percent Friday , February 22, 2008 WASHINGTON — The government says it will raise by 25 percent the fines it will levy against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the increase, which is the first boost in fines in nearly a decade. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency responsible for investigating illegal hirings, has stepped up its enforcement of the employer sanctions law in the past year,
  • Employers can cut benefits for retirees at 65

    12/27/2007 7:04:10 AM PST · by GregoTX · 10 replies · 283+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/27/07 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that employers could reduce or eliminate health benefits for retirees when they turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare. The policy, set forth in a new regulation, allows employers to establish two classes of retirees, with more comprehensive benefits for those under 65 and more limited benefits — or none at all — for those older. More than 10 million retirees rely on employer-sponsored health plans as a primary source of coverage or as a supplement to Medicare, and Naomi C. Earp, the commission’s chairwoman, said, “This rule will help employers...
  • Revised Rule for Outfits That Hire Immigrants

    11/24/2007 5:57:24 PM PST · by Dubya · 23 replies · 343+ views
    NEW YORY TIMES ^ | JULIA PRESTON
    The Bush administration will suspend its legal defense of a new rule issued in August to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants, conceding a hard-fought opening round in a court battle over a central measure in its strategy to curb illegal immigration, according to government papers filed late Friday in federal court. Instead, the administration plans to revise the rule to try to meet concerns raised by a federal judge and issue it again by late March, hoping to pass court scrutiny on the second try. The rule would have forced employers to fire workers within 90 days if their...
  • The party is over - how'd that happen ???Employers in competition...

    08/27/2007 5:16:20 AM PDT · by biscuit jane · 8 replies · 775+ views
    AP - (?) ^ | 08/25/07 | Matt Gouras
    " McDonald's in Sidney, Mont., said he tried advertising in the local newspaper and even offered up to $10 an hour to compete with higher-paying oil field jobs. Yet the only calls were from other business owners upset they would have to raise wages, too. Of course, Francis' current employees also wanted a pay hike." " "The only economic development we used to get was the creation of more economic development offices." "And workers have benefited. Utah workers saw a 5.4 percent average wage increase in 2006,Knold said. "
  • Illegal Immigrant Crackdown Looms

    08/03/2007 7:52:55 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 29 replies · 957+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2007 | Nicole Gaouette
    WASHINGTON — With the failure of immigration legislation in Congress this year, federal officials are planning a new crackdown on illegal immigrants that would force businesses to fire them or face stiff penalties. But the effort also could cause serious headaches for millions of U.S. citizens. In the coming days, the Department of Homeland Security is expected to issue a rule outlining how businesses must respond when they receive notice that there are discrepancies in a worker's tax records. Many businesses simply ignore such notices now. Under the new rules, employees would have a limited time to contact the Social...
  • America Supports You: Group Connects Heroes, Employers

    07/30/2007 4:48:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 87+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2007 – An online nonprofit group is helping servicemembers preparing to transition to the civilian work world connect with solid job opportunities. “Our mission is accomplished through online networking, and the key to our success is our volunteers,” said Vikki Skrypez, volunteer coordinator for the group, “Hire a Hero.” Dan Caulfield, a former Marine, started the group’s Web site, www.HireaHero.org, in January. It currently has 5,000 former servicemembers signed up for help with job hunting. Participants are asked to complete a profile about their situation -- for example, what skills they have, how close they are...
  • For illegals, false IDs are easy to find, hard to track

    07/01/2007 1:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 2,200+ views
    The New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | July 1, 2007 | JON GAMBRELL
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- To his bosses at Pilgrim's Pride, he was Juan Jose Rodriguez -- it said so on the birth certificate and Social Security card he presented when the southwestern Arkansas chicken plant hired him six years ago. At his De Queen, Ark., home, he was Joel Garibay-Urbina -- with a wife, three kids and a mortgage under his own name. And to police officers responding to a domestic violence call, he was just the latest illegal immigrant to have two identities after an arrest. "We've arrested them and they offer an Arkansas identification card, and they give...
  • Employers, entrants targeted in 2 initiatives

    03/24/2007 6:54:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 389+ views
    PHOENIX — A state lawmaker and others active in border issues plan to ask voters to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers and force police to question people they stop about whether they're here legally. Although there is already an employer-sanctions bill pending in the Legislature, with an uncertain legislative future and potential for a veto, Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, and a group of like minds have decided to take their case directly to the people. The first initiative would yank any state licenses of companies found guilty even once of filing a false statement that they do not...
  • Down To Business: Talent Shortage? Employers Must Take Some Of The Rap

    03/08/2007 12:35:23 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 44 replies · 1,235+ views
    Information Week ^ | 03/05/2007 | Rob Preston
    Down To Business: Talent Shortage ? Employers Must Take Some Of The Rap Many tech pros are demoralized, thanks to knee-jerk offshore outsourcing and the post-bubble malaise. Employers must move beyond the "you should be happy you have a job" mentality. By Rob Preston InformationWeek March 3, 2007 12:00 AM (From the March 5, 2007 issue) Ask a dozen CIOs and tech vendor CEOs to identify their single most pressing challenge, and you'll likely get at least 10 different answers, right? Not exactly. In fact, they all come back to one overarching concern: finding, grooming, and retaining tomorrow's leaders. I...
  • Chairman Pays Tribute to Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

    02/27/2007 5:08:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2007 – The military is grateful to the civilian employers of National Guardsmen and reservists who support their employees when they’re called to duty, said Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pace saluted employers during a tribute to the troops in Anchorage on Feb. 23. Just prior to leaving Washington, he signed a letter acknowledging the military’s partnership with employers of reserve-component servicemembers. “We quite simply can’t do our nation’s business without the members of our Guard and Reserve,” the chairman said. “They are incredibly valued members of the team. Because...
  • The spread of the credit check as civil rights issue

    01/19/2007 9:49:19 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 48 replies · 1,210+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 18 Jan 2007 | Ben Arnoldy
    Minorities are starting to fight employers over the use of credit history in hiring. Lisa Bailey worked for five months at Harvard University as a temp entering donations into a database. When the university made the job a salaried position, Ms. Bailey, who is black, saw a chance to lift herself out of dead-end jobs. Bailey's superiors encouraged her to apply, she says, but turned her down after discovering her bad credit history. Bailey, with her lawyer, has lodged a complaint against Harvard charging racial discrimination. The reason: Studies show that minorities are more likely to have bad credit, but...
  • America Supports You: ESGR Looking for Few Good Employers

    01/08/2007 5:22:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 143+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2007 – The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is looking for a few good employers to recognize this year. The committee, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, announced today that it has begun accepting nominations for the 2007 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Awards. The nomination process will conclude Feb. 28. Founded in 1972, ESGR’s mission is to gain and maintain active support from public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and reserves. It also is a member of America...
  • Feds targeting employers of illegal workers

    12/10/2006 4:46:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 976+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/10/06 | Joe Cantlupe - CNS
    WASHINGTON – It was among the best sushi restaurants in Baltimore, but something was seriously wrong about Kawasaki's. While the owners showcased their finery in the dining room, the illegal immigrants who worked there were paid less than $2 an hour and lived in garbage-filled rooms above the restaurant, where they had no clean water. “Downstairs, the restaurant looked beautiful. Upstairs, it was filthy,” said Julie L. Myers, assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. So federal authorities did something that has been almost unheard of in recent years: They filed criminal charges against the owners of the large...
  • CA: Open to new health plans (Aides say governor may ask employers to shoulder worker coverage)

    12/03/2006 10:06:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 419+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/3/06 | Aurelio Rojas
    As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's team of health care consultants prepares a plan for overhauling California's $200 billion health care industry, administration officials say the governor is willing to consider all solutions -- including those that may be unpopular with the governor's allies in the business community. Though employer groups vociferously oppose requiring businesses to cover their workers, the governor's staff says that could be a part of his proposal. "Everything is on the table," Schwarzenegger's communications director, Adam Mendelsohn, said last week. Schwarzenegger actively worked in 2004 to repeal Senate Bill 2, a state law requiring big employers to provide...
  • U.S. Puts Onus on Employers of Immigrants

    07/30/2006 9:16:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies · 1,567+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | July 31, 2006 | JULIA PRESTON
    CINCINNATI, July 30 — Immigration agents had prepared a nasty surprise for the Garcia Labor Company, a temporary worker contractor, when they moved against it on charges of hiring illegal immigrants. They brought a 40-count federal indictment, part of a new nationwide strategy by immigration officials to clamp down on employers of illegal immigrant laborers. Maximino Garcia, the president of the company, which provides low-wage laborers to businesses from Pennsylvania to Texas, stood before a federal judge here on Tuesday to answer conspiracy charges of aiding illegal immigrants and money laundering. If convicted, Mr. Garcia, who pleaded not guilty, could...
  • U.S. Employers Look Offshore for Healthcare

    07/29/2006 10:55:52 PM PDT · by seacapn · 37 replies · 982+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 29, 2006 | Daniel Yi
    After going overseas to outsource everything from manufacturing to customer services, American businesses — pressed by rising healthcare costs — are looking offshore for medical benefits as well. A growing number of employers that fund their own health insurance plans are looking into sending their ailing employees around the world for surgeries that in the U.S. cost tens of thousands of dollars more. Carl Garrett of Leicester, N.C., will fly to a state-of-the-art New Delhi hospital in September for surgeries to remove gallstones and to fix an overworn rotator cup. His employer, Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.of Canton, N.C., will...
  • Employers to Face Lawsuits for Unfair Business Practices (California)

    06/28/2006 6:06:24 PM PDT · by bordergal · 17 replies · 546+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 6/28/2006 | California Illegal Alien Employers to Face Lawsuits for Unfair Business Practices
    With the federal government's failure to curtail the onslaught of illegal aliens into the United States, coupled with the inaction of lawmakers in Washington, DC to pass real immigration reform, some Americans are looking at legal alternatives to thwart illegal immigration and those who facilitate it. In addition, more and more Americans are recognizing that state governments aren't doing anything to curb illegal immigration, and, in fact, several states even aid illegal aliens or provide incentives. Also employers who hire illegal aliens create the driving force for illegals to enter the US in order to secure gainful employment. For years,...
  • Illegal Immigration: Who Profits, Who Pays? (WHO PROFITS MUST PAY - Diogenez sez)

    05/29/2006 10:14:47 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 4 replies · 598+ views
    Karin Rives, Staff Writer Four hundred thousand strong and they keep coming, drawn by the jobs that North Carolina employers eagerly offer illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants mow our lawns, paint our homes, watch our children and cook our food for bottom wages. Doing so, they provide consumers with affordable services that people in most other industrialized countries can only dream of. But as the wave of immigration continues and the benefits grow, the costs of illegal immigration also mount and become more painful. The losers in the United States' immigration-system breakdown are numerous. They include: * Taxpayers who foot the...
  • Feds fine few employers of illegal immigrants

    05/24/2006 8:25:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 514+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/24/06 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON - Despite the national spotlight on immigration reform, the federal government has virtually abandoned financial sanctions as a way to punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants, choosing instead to pursue criminal penalties, according to officials and documents. Dean Boyd, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said fines against employers were ineffective as a deterrent to hiring illegal immigrants, with some companies simply considering the penalties a cost of doing business. So beginning in 2003, he said, the agency dramatically decreased the number of fines imposed, while increasing its criminal prosecutions. "We have found that to be a far...
  • Government To Go After Employers Of Illegals?

    05/15/2006 2:13:16 AM PDT · by wotan · 69 replies · 1,392+ views
    parapundit ^ | 4/20/06 | parapundit
    Government To Go After Employers Of Illegals? The government lies so much about its intent to crack down on illegals that it is hard to take this seriously. The government plans to crack down ever harder on employers who harbor and hire illegal immigrants, pursuing companies that ignore the law so they can exploit cheap labor. "We are going to move beyond the current level of activity to a higher level in each month and year to come," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said yesterday. He pledged to "come down as hard as possible" on violators. Has something changed? The...
  • Bush Losing the Immigration Debate

    05/13/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 237 replies · 4,119+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | May 13, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    President Bush plans to address the nation on Monday night at 8 PM to con the American public into buying into his ludicrous immigration policies. His approval ratings are at an all-time low, with only 31% of Americans approving of his job performance, while "68% believe the United States is worse off today than it was before Mr. Bush became president." Bush's immigration policies would open the floodgates to illegals, and Americans do not approve -- and it looks like the Senate agrees. Another poll shows support for the House's tough and very sensible immigration legislation, HR 4437: ...69 percent...
  • Illegals should snitch

    05/06/2006 1:23:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies · 629+ views
    Pittsburgh Herald Tribune ^ | May 5, 2006 | Dimitri Vassilaros
    [Let me]propose a devastatingly simple solution to end illegal immigration. Instead of deporting the roughly 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S., put a bounty on the heads of employers to turn illegals into snitches. ... Apologists for illegals use the "false choice" argument suggesting there only are two solutions to deal with illegals -- deportation or citizenship. Or "whistle-blowing" for those who think outside the box. Almost overnight, the feds could have 11 million potential confidential informants as 11 million pairs of eyeballs would look to cash in by turning in their unscrupulous employers. Offer an enticing reward --...
  • Florida Employers Honored for Military Support

    05/05/2006 5:59:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 264+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 5, 2006 – The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve honored eight Florida employers here yesterday for exceptional support of their military employees. Eight Florida employers sign 5-Star Statements of Support for the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The signing was part of an awards breakfast held to honor the employers with ESGR's Above and Beyond award. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. ESGR, established in 1972, is a Defense Department organization created to provide education, consultation and, if necessary, mediation...
  • Republicans set sights on aliens' employers

    05/02/2006 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 106 replies · 1,876+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3 May 2006 | Charles Hurt
    House Republicans called on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prosecute businesses shut down yesterday by their illegal alien employees who took the day off to participate in protests of immigration legislation. "Too often, we presume that fault lies with the illegal migrant worker, but we need to recognize that the employer broke the law by hiring the illegal alien," wrote Republican Reps. Jack Kingston of Georgia and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. "We believe the federal government has an obligation to enforce the nation's immigration laws and must actively investigate any and all instances where it is apparent industries have...
  • Grass Roots Conservatives Weigh In On Immigration (GOPUSA Survey)

    04/03/2006 9:33:38 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 23 replies · 1,034+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 3, 2006 | Bobby Eberle
    Grassroots Conservatives Weigh In on Immigration Debate Posted By Bobby Eberle On April 3, 2006 at 7:00 am Over the weekend, GOPUSA began conducting a survey of grassroots conservatives to get their feelings on the immigration debate and the priorities of the Republican Party. The final results are still being tallied, but so far, nearly 2,400 members of GOPUSA’s Grassroots Survey Team have participated. The responses are amazing and indicate a thoughtful approach to the issues of illegal immigration and a potential guestworker program. Despite the heated nature of the debate and efforts by the left and even some Republican...
  • DoD program keeps employers, reservists on track

    03/31/2006 4:15:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 112+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 30, 2006 | Elaine Wilson
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Army News Service, March 30, 2006) – A Department of Defense program is easing the transition from business suit to battle dress uniform and back again for Reserve and Guard members serving throughout the world. The National Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a nationwide network of nearly 4,200 volunteers who facilitate communication between reservists and their civilian employers. “We keep reservists and their civilian employers on the same sheet of music when it comes to employment of military members,” said Findley Brewster, Texas ESGR Area 4 chairman. “If the communication...
  • LETS GO AFTER THOSE THAT HIRE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    03/29/2006 1:59:58 AM PST · by Bob Haran · 149 replies · 2,702+ views
    3/28/06 | BOB HARAN
    By Bob Haran; The recent marches in opposition to Rep. James Sensenbrener’s bill, H.R. 4437, that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally, has raised a question in my mind. Why don't we make the people responsible for causing people to enter our country illegally, felons? Congress should amend H.R. 4437 and instead of making it a felony to be in the country illegally, make it a felony to illegally hire someone in the country illegally. To make people who are for the most part, law abiding, into felons, is ludicrous. Why does our government refuse...
  • The 100 Best Companies to Work For 2006

    01/17/2006 8:56:19 AM PST · by kemathen7 · 12 replies · 1,700+ views
    Fortune Magazine ^ | 1/11/2006 | Geoff Colvin
    (FORTUNE Magazine) - It had to happen: Globalization's pressure is turning the screws on even the best U.S. companies, making it tougher than ever for them to treat employees well. The good news is that some companies are doing it anyway. Extraordinary by definition, America's 100 Best Companies to Work for have pushed their employee-pleasing ways further than ever in the past year, blazing a trail for all organizations wanting to thrive in today's economic world. It's obvious why being a great employer is getting so hard. Globalizing everything creates merciless cost pressures no one can avoid. So, yes, Delta...
  • Enforcement Sense

    12/13/2005 5:30:56 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 8 replies · 345+ views
    NRO ^ | December 12, 2005, 7:13 a.m. | Unsigned
    The House of Representatives will have an opportunity this week to show the nation — and the White House — that it means to impose some order on the chaos that is our immigration system. That opportunity will come when the House debates Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s H.R. 4437, an immigration-enforcement bill approved last week by the Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote. The bill is a good first step toward ending immigration anarchy, but it’s a first step only. The most important element of Sensenbrenner’s legislation would enroll all employers in the online system that verifies Social Security numbers of...
  • Gulf Coast Employers Seek Military and Military Dependent Applicants

    11/01/2005 4:01:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 1, 2005 | Lt. Enid Wilson
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) aboard Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport hosted a Job Fair with local community employers in the Navy Exchange (NEX) plaza on base Oct. 31. Information about hundreds of hourly and salary positions available in the Gulf Coast was available for military personnel and their families looking for employment. Pam Phillips, a Work and Family Life consultant with the Gulfport FFSC, arranged for 25 businesses and organizations to come out to the base for the day to showcase their employment opportunities. “When I started calling area employers, I found...
  • Employers provide incentive for illegal immigration

    10/30/2005 8:36:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 891+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 10/30/05 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Where's the outrage at those who hire illegal immigrants? During talk radio rants, anti-illegal immigration rallies and conservative political speeches, far more aspersions are cast at foreigners who cross our borders illegally than at Americans who provide the incentive for them to do so. Isn't that backward? Without employers willing to hire illegal immigrants, the flood crossing our borders would fall to a trickle. Individual citizens are guilty too, hiring laborers without documentation and patronizing businesses that do the same. How odd that those breaking the law to escape extreme poverty attract more ire than those breaking the law to...
  • Green Bay restaurateur gets probation for hiring illegal aliens

    10/28/2005 4:13:02 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 24 replies · 485+ views
    Business Journal of Milwaukee ^ | October 28, 2005 | n/a
    A Green Bay restaurant owner has been sentenced for hiring illegal aliens to work in his three restaurants and for providing them with false identity documents, according to U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic in Milwaukee. Steven Metzler, 46, co-owner of Julie's Café L.L.C., was sentenced Oct. 13 to five years' probation and six months of house confinement. He also was fined $5,000 and Julie's Café was fined $20,000, Biskupic said. Julie's Café has two restaurants in Green Bay and one outlet in DePere. The company is owned by Metzler and his wife, Biskupic said. From 1998 until June 15, 2004, the...
  • Top Employers Honored for Guard, Reserve Support

    10/14/2005 5:53:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 421+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – Representatives of the nation's top organizations in supporting their Reserve and National Guard employees are here today to meet President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and to receive the 2005 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award. The award, to be presented here during an Oct. 15 ceremony, publicly recognizes employers for exceptional support above what the law requires. The Freedom Award is the highest in a series of Defense Department employer awards that include the Patriot Award, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond Award, and the Pro Patria Award....
  • Six Illegal Aliens Taken Into Custody at Dartmouth

    07/19/2005 4:25:21 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 31 replies · 757+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | July 19, 2005 | Mark Hayward
    HANOVER — Six illegal aliens from Honduras, hired to hang drywall at a Dartmouth College construction site, were taken into custody yesterday by U.S. Border Patrol, Hanover police said. The six ranged in age from 14 to 30 years and had been in the country anywhere from two months to five years, said Police Chief Nicholas J. Giaccone Jr. Hanover police temporarily detained the six, but did not charge them with any crimes. In New Ipswich and Hudson, police have arrested illegal aliens on trespassing charges, a practice now before District Court judges in Jaffrey and Hudson. "I don't want...
  • Guard Chief Calls Employer Support Vital to Military Success

    07/14/2005 8:28:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 304+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2005 – Civilian employers are standing solidly behind their National Guard employees as they make a vital contribution to the global war on terror, according to the chief of the National Guard Bureau. Employers have been "incredibly supportive" of their deployed National Guard workers, Army Lt. Gen. Steven Blum said during a joint interview with the Pentagon Channel and the American Forces Press Service July 13. "I am absolutely astounded by how much the American employers have stood solidly behind the American soldier, airman, Marines, sailors and Coast Guard in this global war on terror, now going...
  • Recent illegals 'smarter' than previous crossers - (higher % have HS, college degrees)

    06/15/2005 2:50:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 703+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 15, 2005 | Staff Writer
    A current commercial campaign for Geico insurance depicts modern-day cavemen who get offended when people assume they're uneducated. A similar theme could hold true when it comes to illegal aliens, according to a new study. Contrary to the stereotype of undocumented migrants as single males with very little education who perform manual labor in agriculture or construction, the Pew Hispanic Center report shows that most of the illegal population lives in families, a quarter has at least some college education and that illegal workers can be found in many sectors of the U.S. economy. "Not all of the unauthorized population...
  • Employers shun service to weed out illegal hires

    06/11/2005 4:00:26 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 24 replies · 610+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 11, 2005
    An 8-year-old federal program that permits employers to use the Internet to instantly verify prospective hires' legal eligibility to work in the U.S. is being used by less that 1/10 of 1 percent of the nation's companies because it is voluntary, under-publicized and puts its users at a competitive disadvantage to firms who continue to hire illegal workers. The Basic Employment Verification Pilot Program, first begun in 1997 in California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and New York, because of their high numbers of illegal aliens, was extended last year through 2008 and expanded to all 50 states. The free and voluntary...
  • Immigration bill targets offending employers

    05/16/2005 8:10:00 PM PDT · by dalereed · 9 replies · 359+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 5/16/2005 | UNION-TRIBUNE EDITORIAL
    <p>Now we're getting somewhere. For years, members of Congress didn't want to go anywhere near the explosive issue of illegal immigration. Now, Capitol Hill is flooded with competing bills, each claiming to address the problem. They touch on everything from whether illegal immigrants should have drivers' licenses to whether their U.S.-born children should be granted U.S. citizenship. Some proposals are half-baked, and, frankly, some look like they never even made it into the oven.</p>
  • Senators take aim at employers hiring illegals

    05/04/2005 9:04:38 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 234 replies · 2,904+ views
    PHOENIX - State senators approved yet another measure Tuesday designed to crack down on illegal border crossers, but with a twist: This time they also want to go after the companies that hire them. The underlying legislation makes even more services legally off limits to illegal entrants than Proposition 200, which was approved by voters in November. For example, if HB 2030 becomes law, only citizens and legal residents could get adult education classes and subsidized child care. And students at state universities and community colleges would have to pay the higher tuition normally charged to out-of-state residents. But senators...
  • Immigration plan targets employers

    03/14/2005 8:51:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 673+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/14/05 | Jerry Kammer - CNS
    WASHINGTON – For Republicans such as Rep. Jeff Flake, platoons of federal regulators snooping around businesses are normally as welcome as the coyotes that prowled the Arizona ranch where he grew up. But Flake is emerging as one of the leading advocates of an immigration overhaul that promises to get tough with employers who continue to hire illegal immigrants. "We'd slap them hard," said the Arizona congressman. "You get a good program and you enforce the heck out of it." However, Congress has been unable to find a "good program" to do that in the three decades that it has...
  • Employers 'forced ' to look abroad ( in U.K. )

    06/28/2004 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 201+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 25 June, 2004
    Some employers in Wales who have traditionally taken on local people have said that they are being forced to look further afield for employees. According to the TUC, thousands of workers from Europe are filling the shortages in sectors like hospitality, catering and agriculture. Employers are claiming they are having difficulties in recruiting for manual workers and are turning to migrant workers. Abattoir and meat processors Oriel Jones & Son in Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, employs 350 workers, many of whom come from outside the UK - from EU countries including Poland, the Czech Republic and Portugal, as well as Moldova, the...
  • Tyson Foods to Promote Reserve Component Troops, Employers

    03/10/2004 9:48:39 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 10, 2004 | Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Media Release
    In a show of support of deployed Guardsmen and reservists and their employers, Tyson Foods has announced plans to put the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve logo on all products the company ships to military facilities worldwide. Along with the ESGR logo, the product labels will include the phrase, "Proud Recipient of the Freedom Award." Tyson Foods received the prestigious ESGR award in 2003 for its exceptional support to its Guard and Reserve employees. Tyson Foods is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork, and the second-largest food company in the Fortune 500. The...
  • Guard, Reserve Reach Out to Employers

    03/01/2004 11:13:47 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 189+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 1, 2004 | National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
    The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is teaming up with local Chambers of Commerce to salute local employers who have demonstrated exceptional support for their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. The initiative is part of a broad outreach program to provide information and assistance to employers, local professional business organizations, local government officials and members of the Guard and Reserve, officials said. According to Bob Hollingsworth, ESGR executive director, the program marks a shift for the Defense Department agency, generally considered a resource for members of the reserve component. "Saluting America's employers...
  • Bills worry migrants, employers

    02/18/2004 8:43:06 PM PST · by JackelopeBreeder · 11 replies · 130+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | 18 February 2004 | Elvia Díaz
    <p>A flurry of bills designed to crack down on illegal immigration in Arizona could penalize many Valley employers and recruit armed volunteers to patrol the state's border with Mexico.</p> <p>The measures would achieve a dual purpose: checking the flow of undocumented workers while saving the lives of those who lost their way in the Sonoran Desert.</p>
  • 'Patriotic' job proposals attacked as unworkable

    02/18/2004 1:56:26 PM PST · by Columbine · 21 replies · 227+ views
    FT.com ^ | February 18, 2004 | Christopher Swann
    In recent days the remaining Democratic candidates for president have all but outdone each other to take a harder line on reversing the shift of US jobs overseas. Some commentators even attributed the late surge of John Edwards, the senator from North Carolina, to his greater focus on employment. But as the jobs issue becomes ever more central to the Democrat campaign, economists fear the party is promising the unachieveable. Many economists fear that the plans of John Kerry, the Massachusetts senator and the campaign's frontrunner, would not only fail to stem the shift of jobs overseas but could prove...
  • Healthcare Isabel (Wow, A Conservative Editorial by a Liberal Sacramento Business Journal)

    09/29/2003 11:19:52 AM PDT · by SierraWasp · 11 replies · 238+ views
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | 9/29/2003 | Editorial
    OPINION Healthcare IsabelTHE ISSUE: California's SB 2 hits employers with the financial wallop of several hurricanes OUR POSITION: Be direct. If health insurance should be universal, oblige Californians to buy it It's a good thing the company town petered out in California before our century arrived. Otherwise legislators would be turning that tradition into a state-ordered right, with everyone from half-time workers on up getting a home bought at their employer's expense. This is, after all, parallel to what the Legislature has done by passing Senate Bill 2, which takes the good goal of expanding healthcare insurance -- a necessity...