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Dallas Day Labor Center Lines Getting Longer

Diario La Estrella, Posted: Oct 15, 2009

DALLAS -- Latino workers have been greatly affected by the economic crisis, particularly in the construction industry, reports Diario La Estrella. According to the president of the Texas State Hispanic Contractors Association, Javier Arias, the field of construction has fallen by 50 percent and is in critical condition. A representative from the Day Labor Center in Garland, Texas said the number of people seeking employment has increased, with about 200 gathering every day seeking a job in construction. Nationally more than 15 million people are unemployed. Construction was among the areas with the greatest job losses, along with manufacturing, retail and government.

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