Category: Economics

Rural Population Losses Add To Farm And Ranch Labor Shortage

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rural America lost more population in the latest census, highlighting an already severe worker shortage in the nation’s farming and ranching regions and drawing calls from those industries for immigration reform to help ease the problem.…
Business Leaders Pressure Congress For Immigration Changes

Bipartisan coalition wants to see path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in Democrats’ reconciliation bill. A bipartisan coalition of business leaders announced a nationwide campaign Friday to push Democrats to include in their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package a path…
Businesses Banking On A Summer Boom Face Foreign Worker Shortage

Businesses depending on a summer boom in tourists, beachgoers and other seasonal clientele to pull them out of the pandemic slump are struggling to bring enough foreign workers to the U.S., holding them back from a recovery. Employers in tourist…