March 15, 2010 |
Recently arrived immigrants flocked to smaller metropolitan areas during the first half of the last decade, lured by less competition for jobs and cheaper housing, but they were not as likely to buy homes in such places, according to a study expected to be released Monday. The population of immigrants living in the U.S. for a decade or less jumped 27% in cities such as Nashville, El Paso, Bakersfield and Stockton during the first five years of the century, the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate reported.
October 12, 2009 |
It's not unusual for a global city to recruit an international talent like Gustavo Dudamel to conduct its symphony orchestra. (Alan Gilbert, the new conductor of the New York Philharmonic, is the first native New Yorker to hold the post since the institution was founded in 1842.) What is unusual is how the Los Angeles orchestra is using the high-culture, Venezuelan-born wunderkind to build a rapport with this city's native-born Latino masses. Gauging from the widespread, deliriously upbeat hoopla -- and taking into account Dudamel's exceptional qualities and charisma -- maybe it'll even work.
June 25, 2007
Re "Demographics and the golden door," Opinion, June 19 Richard Alba writes that changing our admission criteria for immigrants to favor those with education and skills would torpedo a historic opportunity for native-born minorities to advance into desirable occupations. It's a fair point, but Alba doesn't seem to realize that his argument is more general: Our current mass immigration of lower-skilled workers, admitted under family reunification, also degrades the employment prospects for minorities.
May 23, 2006
The May 18 article, "A Job Americans Won't Do, Even at $34 an Hour," only proves that the U.S. is large and diverse enough to supply anecdotes supporting every position under the sun. The article concludes that Americans consider hard manual labor beneath them because $34-an-hour landscaping jobs go unfilled at a single company in Orange County, which reportedly has the lowest unemployment rate of any county in California and a high cost of living....
February 22, 2004 |
If you scrutinize the U.S. labor market numbers from the last two years of economic recovery, you're left with what seems to be a paradox. Since the recession's low point, in November 2001, the number of employed people 16 and older has risen, but the number of jobs on the formal payrolls of employers remains below recessionary levels. The different numbers have conveniently provided politicians with a choice, depending on which points they wanted to make, but they've perplexed economists.
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September 7, 2002 |
Samuel Carter, 83, Jamaica's first native-born Roman Catholic archbishop, whose outspoken advocacy for the poor won him praise throughout the Caribbean, died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospital in Kingston. Carter was ordained head of the Archdiocese of Kingston in 1970, a post he held for nearly 25 years.