>I keep reading these articles about how Americans won’t take jobs picking vegetables on farms in California. Call me cynical, but I am having a hard time believing that any of their facts are true.
Granted, some of the jobs available are in places far from large population centers. This seems like a more logical reason why no one is taking those jobs, not that American’s don’t want to work out in a field. Moving is expensive and even more so if you don’t have any friends or family in the area to help you transition.
It would be nice if some investigative reporter tried to get one of these jobs to see if they really are hiring Americans.
Sorry, but it just seems to me that it’s cheaper for farmers to hire illegals. They can pay less than minimum wage in cash, and there is no worker’s comp insurance or any insurance for that matter. I’m not saying all farmers do this, but if the government entity meant to oversee them is just as effective as those overseeing the banks, well…draw your own conclusions.