Hotels are scrambling to find enough workers

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  • wrz
    May 18, 2008 7:59 p.m.

    "Raising the pay will require raising lodging rates, which, combined with higher gas prices, may discourage people from traveling."

    Then close down.

    Cheap labor foreigners are welcome if they will leave when they should. That's why employers need to be required to use the employee verification system upon strict penalty for failure.

  • Stewart
    May 18, 2008 7:18 p.m.

    "Owners are scrambling to find low-wage employees." So I guess Lost In DC and the cheap labor hotel owners think raising wages is out of the question, because it will raise rates. So? "The laborer is worthy of his hire," (Luke 10:7). I guess hiring high school and college students at a fair wage is out of the question as well? Most "Guest Workers" never go home, but stay and have a family of U.S. citizen children. The taxpayers in one way or another subsidize all employers that pay below subsistence wages, including depressed wages for workers that require public assistance.

  • lost in DC
    May 18, 2008 11:01 a.m.

    raising the pay will require raising lodging rates, which, combined with higher gas prices, may discourage people from traveling.

    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus should be taking more heat for this. By playing politics they have hurt small businesses in the US and hispanics who want to abide by our laws (the type we want here). Good job, guys. Play that one up in your re-election campaigns.

  • wrz
    May 18, 2008 9:21 a.m.

    Answer: Raise the pay and you'll get plenty of help.