July 5, 2007

GOTTA MAKE AMERICANS WHILE THE SUN SHINES:

Skilled workers leaving Eastern Europe in droves, report finds (Judy Dempsey, July 5, 2007, International Herald Tribune)

[H]aving carved out a niche in car manufacturing in recent years, Slovakia is suffering from the same regional labor shortage that is exacerbating concerns that foreign investment could be deterred.

The shortages have become so acute that several countries, particularly Poland, are issuing special work permits to citizens from Ukraine and Belarus, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in an attempt to plug the holes, according to the institute.

Last month, officials from the Polish Labor Ministry even traveled to India and China to recruit young skilled employees after repeated complaints to the government from the electronics, technology and construction sectors that they could not find enough staff.


In a few years we won't be able to afford the price prospective immigrants will be able to extract from desperate dying nations.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2007 2:48 PM
Comments

But somehow, someway, they'll still try to get here - because the price to stay is still too high, even with cash bonuses (with which they'll use to buy tickets, bribes etc. to get here - yea baby yea)!

Posted by: KRS at July 5, 2007 3:35 PM

This story gives us the perfect way to solve the immigration problem. We "catch" them here and "release" them there for a commission.

Better yet, send them there to get trained, while we retain the rights to their indentured servitude. We make a profit off of their being there, while they drain their welfare state instead of ours.

OK, maybe it's too radical of an idea. Better to just give them citizenship if they fight our wars for us.

Posted by: Bruno at July 5, 2007 11:10 PM
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