America is at an impasse with itself over the current unemployment rate and questions about where all the jobs are going. According to Elizabeth Dwoskin, most of these job positions, considered dirty, are being filled by immigrants and not Americans. Americans have found themselves in an uproar about migrant workers taking jobs away from them, but it seems they are hypocritical as they refuse to fill these jobs themselves. In her article “Why Americans Won 't Do Dirty Jobs,” Dwoskin implies that Americans are too lazy to do hard work but complain when immigrants fill these positions. It seems that even when Americans are faced with the threat of homelessness they claim they cannot find any jobs, or rather, they refuse to do the dirty ones.
During the Progressive Era, most employers were not concerned with workers rights and focused more on profit than human rights or safety. The poor working class, as well as immigrants who had worked in the United States for a while, became infuriated over the unfair treatment and working conditions of which they suffered. Hugh Rockoff explains, “…industrialization had alienated the workingman…” (Rockoff 747). Workers felt unappreciated and that without rising up against their employers, they would be left starving,homeless, or dead. Workers wanted more money, an eight hour workday, safe working conditions, and protection against wage cutting.
They now see that the American dream was not there for them and they are forced to work jobs that don’t pay well. Sometimes it’s circumstantial, and the hardest workers fall off and they never get a chance to regain their progress but the dream is not for
But others note that since these individual are not highly educated, have less resources; and little money; they take advantage of our government system more than others. This causing our National deficient to rise putting our country in a financial crisis; which could have been avoided by requiring them to contribute to the expenses each of us endure. “As a result, many Americans believe that immigrants don’t share an equal burden of the expenses they incur, especially at the local level” (Wood, 2009 as cited in Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 79). But actually this is far from the truth, many immigrants such as us do pay their way through society, paying the same cost as we do as United States Citizens; such as taxes. They take on jobs that others refuse to work, receive little or no training; and given the lowest possible pay scale acceptable by law; even though America promised so much more.
Currently, our country is not receiving any benefit from immigration. The number of minimum wage jobs available have decreased but so have the number of professional jobs. This is due to the fact that immigrants usually do not have a middle class with average skills. They are either refugees escaping their country hoping for the U.S. government to help them out or they are highly skilled and trained professionals needed by the United States. This has led to an economic
The current intake is too much for labor sector to accommodate. If the trend continues more skilled immigrants would continue doing odd jobs, being underpaid or being jobless. Such a scenario would paint Canada in a bad picture, and most people would be discouraged from seeking the said opportunities (Reitz). The persistence of the trend put the government at a risk of missing out on the extra labor that the country needs to run its economy. Other consequences of taking so many skilled immigrants and not offering them what they had hoped for are social ills such as burglary and increased disease burden.
Many people feel that African Americans that are living in poverty choose not to work or are not good workers, so they refuse to hire them. Sadly, discrimination based on race is still very common in America. Lower class citizens commonly experience discrimination based on their age as well. The united states is a country that values people that are youthful, so people living in poverty that are elderly often have difficulties finding an employer that is willing to hire them. The majority of the jobs in America that do not require an education are jobs that require a lot of manual labor, such as factory work.
Changing the way economy is setup can drastically affects the lives of its citizens. The changing in economy has hurt many of it’s working class people. Some people can 't find any jobs and they are struggling. The lack of job opportunities in the country is hurting those who are americans and immigrants that are homeless. The creation of political machines are taking over the jobs that the people need.
Employers state that the U.S. still lacks enough employable technically skilled workers, and H-1B visas allow American businesses to compete in and increasingly competitive global marketplace. However, with the number of skilled U.S. workers increasing in all areas of the workforce, there is no longer justification for the use of foreign employees to perform jobs so sorely needed by American workers. H-1B visas holders are now displacing American worker by working for lower wages and fewer benefits. The visa holders are being abused by the system as well. Immigrant workers are held virtual prisoners by companies who treat them as little more than indentured servants.
Some of the factors that are found were difficult to find a job, lack of information in the universities about the market of job, inability of older workers to adapt to technology (age) and sex. For example, if a person does not find a job for different factors, they will not provide the basic necessities to their family such as food, health care, and house. As a result, they will not have money and they have the high risk to loose their house and do not have things to live comfortable. Otherwise, unemployment contribute to the poverty of the population of the United States if they do not have entries economic. Third, other thing that contribute the poverty to people is do not have a place to live in the United States.