Skip to comments.Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid
Posted on 08/13/2019 2:15:38 PM PDT by Red Badger
Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods plants in Mississippi.
The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the companys chicken processing plants, according to local authorities.
The local Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported 25 to 30 people went to the job fair in Forest, Mississippi. The report said:
Kamerio Whitley, a resident of the nearby town of Morton, spoke to reporters after he left the building. He said there were several positions available at the plant, including forklift operators.
Whitley said he applied for a job working at the plants rehang table, where workers hang frozen chickens.
The job starts at $12 an hour, which is decent pay for the area, Whitley said. Thats not bad to start, and it can always go up, he said.
The company is also trying to hire workers with online ads. Local officials made sure the hiring process complied with federal hiring regulations, according to WAPT 16.
Koch Foods is not part of the Koch brothers network of energy companies.
By 10 a.m., a crowd of dozens was on hand Most were black and spoke with accents from the American South. A few appeared white or Hispanic, AP reported. The news service continued:
The 25-year-old [Eddie Nicholson] has worked in chicken plants before and was considering a return, but wanted to see if wages had gone up. Plants in recent years have typically paid $11 to $12 an hour, according to labor statistics, but Nicholson said he wants $15 an hour.
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Those racists are supposed to be on welfare like good Americans.
Another liberal myth falls into the abyss.................
Another Liberal myth crumbles into dust..............
Koch should be in prison. They advocate open borders and violate our laws. Close their business as criminal enterprises and sell off their assets. Let their investors and bank do without.
They pay so low because the illegals are willing to work cheap. They don't do the jobs Americans won't, they just undercut our wages. Democrats claim they want a living wage, then they force us to accept immigrants that drive that wage down and displace American workers.
I bet the illegals were working ‘under the table’ for far less that what these people will get.................
“Most were black and spoke with accents from the American South.”
“Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid”
I hope they make sure THIS TIME.
And I hope they all get signing bonuses and generous benefits as an “please for give us” gesture.
The American Southern accent is a beautiful thing!....................
Exactly. Employers hire illegals because they will work for less than citizens. If they can’t attract workers at $12/hr, they will simply have to raise the wages.
The Company should have been SEIZED by the Feds using Civil Asset Forfeiture of a Criminal Enterprise, then Auction it off to Real Americans that want to HIRE AMERICANS!!!
Koch Foods is not owned by the Koch brothers. It is owned by Joseph Grendys. Not that Grendys appears to be any better than the Koch brothers.
Back in the Mad Men days, I loved calling our Atlanta plant from Dallas, just the hear the ladies speak with that lovely drawl.
Read the article. This company has NOTHING to do with the Koch Brothers.
This is what passes for reporting today.
They probably weren’t even paid by the hour and didn’t get overtime.
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