As the island hurtles toward what’s expected to be a record-breaking summer season, hospitality industry employers are in desperate search of workers and offering unprecedented perks to land reliable help.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.


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(7) comments

Stephanie Martin

Extended unemployment benefits are causing this.

Bailey Jones

Failure to pay a living wage is causing this.

Carlos Ponce

Take home pay rose $5000 during the Trump administration. Average take home pay rose too.

Illegals are willing to work for less than the current minimum wage. Their acceptance into the working force keeps wages low. So why encourage their presence?

Ted Gillis

Who hires illegals?

Carlos Ponce

Quite a few companies and individuals, sometimes unknowingly, as "papeles" can be bought, the more expensive are accepted as real. And sometimes "el empleador" doesn't care.

Ted Gillis

Only the corrupt companies hire illegals. Ones that don’t pay federal and state taxes, those that cheat their employees, cheat the system, cheat their vendors and cheat their customers. Your kind of people, huh Carlos?

Carlos Ponce

Sounds like Democrats.

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