Ariz., Colo. operators lobby for temporary-worker laws

Ariz., Colo. operators lobby for temporary-worker laws

Frustrated with federal foot-dragging on immigrant-worker issues, lawmakers in Arizona and Colorado are considering measures to create state guest-worker programs as foodservice constituents, and operators in neighboring states, face labor shortages seen as worsened by local crackdowns on undocumented employees.

The Arizona proposal would create that state’s own temporary-worker system to help address labor shortages in the agriculture, construction, restaurant and hospitality

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