Secondary Migration, Meat Processing Jobs and City Services

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A recent article in the New York Times presents the diverse  issues involved in secondary migration initially motivated by jobs in the meat processing industry.

From the employment perspective, one of the most difficult questions is how to help clients move beyond meat processing jobs.  That could involve a job upgrade or response to a repetitive-motion injury.  In many cases, secondary migrants arrive after the initial mass hiring is finished, so full time work is no longer available.

We are all familiar with the problems caused by the phenomenon of secondary migration around jobs in this industry.  Can anyone share solutions, employer partnerships or success stories?


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