New Jersey Boardwalk Summer Jobs – No Americans Need Apply [POLL]
In a recent report, more students from abroad populate the many concessions that occupy the Jersey Shore.
Our youths are a proud bunch!
Or for that matter, so are many of the unemployed right under our noses.
Some things are beneath them…like seasonal boardwalk work.
Carnival barkers and boardwalk workers during the summer are more likely to come from Bulgaria than Bernardsville or Egypt instead New Egypt.
Thousands others are granted entry to work in New Jersey each year as part of the federal Summer Work Travel Program, created in 1961 to bolster diplomatic ties with other countries by way of cultural exchange.
Last year, more than 306,000 people came to the United States through the program of which the Summer Work Travel Program is a part. They come to work as au pairs, doctors, researchers or teachers.
In 2011, more than 7,000 came from abroad to Jersey through Summer Work Travel program and worked a myriad of service industry jobs.
Why is it that those jobs are so hard to fill locally?
Can the employers be blamed for utilizing the foreign students since few to no locals want those jobs?
You’d think with the rate of unemployment being so high, it would not only be students, but others who want to gain some measure of employment that would take those jobs.
Let us know what you think by taking the Posse poll: