Recruiting Hispanic Labor: Immigrants in Non-Traditional by Karen D. Johnson-Webb

By Karen D. Johnson-Webb

Johnson-Webb experiences the exertions recruitment in the back of the new surge in immigration to North Carolina. Her qualitative examine indicates a robust connection among company recruitment, a decent hard work industry, and the starting to be Hispanic inhabitants. proof exhibits that employers want immigrant staff and visit striking lengths to recruit them. despite the fact that, old, social, fiscal and political elements have additionally contributed to the big inflow of Hispanic immigrants to North Carolina. The coverage implications of this examine are amazing. coverage makers should still examine neighborhood context while crafting immigration coverage, welfare reform coverage, and staff improvement coverage to ensure that those to be potent.

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However, for "back of the house" employment, such as restaurant cooks or hotel and motel housekeepers, the preceding argument has merit. 26 Recruiting Hispanic Labor Employers' perceptions and their demand for workers affect the modes of labor recruitment they utilize. The literature revealed the most popular methods employers use to recruit for entry-level positions. Holzer (1996) and others conducted surveys of employers and identified the most important and commonly used recruitment strategies (Capelli, 1995; Waldinger, 1997).

Sociologists and economists researching employer attitudes and behavior, as they affect recruitment and hiring behavior, have tended to focus on discriminatory employer attitudes and how these affect the employment prospects of Blacks, particularly Black males (Holzer 1987; Kirschenman and Neckerman 1990; Mincy 1993; Holzer 1996; Wilson 1996; Waldinger 1997; Heckman 2000). This body of research has found that due to the nature of the labor market, employers hold potential workers in a sort of mental queue based on race and ethnicity, with White workers being first in line and Black males generally at the end and Hispanic workers somewhere in the middle.

S. and Latin American countries, and a need for workers to fill jobs in the services sector has been generated in certain locations in North Carolina. Also, North Carolina's 2nd largest trading partner after Canada is Mexico. North Carolina has many pork- and poultry-processing plants, but, North Carolina, in particular, and the South, in general, have always had a surplus of low-wage, unskilled labor. Therefore, world systems theory 28 Recruiting Hispanic Labor does not adequately explain why immigrants would be in such high demand among North Carolina employers.

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