In the “City and Region” Section of today’s Boston Globe, side by side one article spoke of the Cape being so short of labor that many business owners are closing weeks early, waiting tables themselves, dropping lunch from their restaurants, etc. This is due to current immigration policies, and loss of summer workers from over seas. See: http://www.boston.com/news/loc…
Right next to THIS article, is an article about the high unemployment in the 16-24 year old age group in Boston, and a $200,000.00 grant that hopes to begin to do something about it in January.
Why bring young adults from overseas to do these Cape jobs, while high school and young adult residents of Massachusetts are unemployed? What if that $200,000.00 grant set up boarding houses with some supervision and support on the Cape – and OUR residents did those jobs.
Just think – no airfares.
No visas needed.
No remittances going over seas – the money would stay HERE.
Training in culinary arts, the work ethic, in being valued for otherwise unemployed young people.