Agriprocessors business plan was always based on hiring cheap, usually illegal non-union labor.
Now that Agriprocessors illegal worker supply has been largely shut off, it has to turn to creative attempts to fill its ranks – hiring homeless from Texas, down-and-out workers from Chicago and other Midwestern cities, and Somali immigrants.
Agriprocessors was flooded with Somali workers. But there is a problem with the Somalis…
…They pray 5 times a day, meaning the line has to be stopped to accommodate them – and Agriprocessors won't do that.
So now, this:
MONDAY, 11 AUGUST 2008 00:00
BY CHERRIE ANNE E. VILLAHERMOSA
VARIETY NEWS STAFF
PALAU Meatworkers League has announced the job opening for 60 qualified workers who will be working in Postville, Iowa.
Dr. Paul Maas Risenhoover in a media statement said that they have secured the opportunity for qualified Palauan workers to immediately begin working on August 17, 2008 on a second shift turkey processing line..
Risenhoover said applicants need to have excellent skills in sharp knives and meat slaughtering.
Qualified workers will be paid $10 per hour with incremental pay increases based on skill and performance up to $18 per hour.
Dormitory style housing arrangements will be made so that the workers will be free to enjoy the friendship of community living and working together.
Husband and wife teams or families with children are welcome to apply.
Risenhoover said that they would strive to place any applicant regardless of gender.
Applicants are required to attend the orientation sessions to learn about the work requirements, safety information and their rights under the law and Compact of Free Association.
Orientation training will include an introduction to the universal principles of morality known as the Seven Noachide Laws which the US Congress has encouraged the whole world to study and observe as the bedrock foundations of civilization since the ancient days.
Workers must be prepared to leave for Iowa immediately after orientation.
Applicants are welcome to come by the Division of Labor’s Job Placement office to complete a standard application form and sign up today.
Applicants from Martial islands and FSM are welcome to apply. A Digital photograph of the applicants is needed for the paperwork and application processes.
Interested applicants can call the Division of Labor or at Mingles at 4888249. For evenings and weekend call 7755078; 7755578 and 7780838.
Palau Meatworkers League is an unincorporated league that ministers to Palauan workers and their families as a ministry of a non-profit religious community for non-Jewish people.
The factory owners are Orthodox Jews who produce Kosher religious meat for Jewish families and many Seventh Day Adventists, purchase their Kosher meats.
Palau Meatworkers League will help the applicants apply and will guide them to learn how to qualify for the USDA Socially Disadvantaged Beginning Farmer Loan programs which could allow applicant to borrow up to $1,000 per farmer.
A public orientation meeting will be conducted this weekend at Mingle’s Restaurant.