That invisible hand of the market is always working, you know? And when the market needed chicken-pickers at $10 a hour, the invisible hand provided. What it provided—shed a tear for us welcoming the huddled masses, y’all!—was Eritrean refugees.
Plants sought refugees because too few local residents were interested or qualified, said Frank Singleton, a spokesman for Wayne Farms, based in Oakwood, Georgia. … Turnover in North Alabama was 50 percent last year, and is now as high as 90 percent in some plants because replacements didn’t stay, he said. The company is “having to use alternative methods and sourcing,” including recruiting refugees, Singleton said
And naturally, The Market also affected the market:
Changing demographics are reflected on store shelves. Albertville’s main Hispanic grocery, Tienda El Sol, added coconut milk, new varieties of hot peppers and other items to appeal to newcomers, manager Marjorie Centeno said.
My Facebook friend who posted the linked article said only, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.” I’m afraid I don’t have much to add.