Georgia restaurants see labor shortage as immigration law takes effect

Survey reveals opposition to new state law

A survey conducted by the Georgia Restaurant Association reveals that nearly half of the state’s restaurants are experiencing difficulty in hiring workers since Georgia’s new anti-illegal immigration law went into effect in April. The state has the seventh-highest number of illegal immigrants in the country, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

Ninety-one percent of survey respondents said they were opposed to the state’s immigration reform, which penalizes job applicants who have false identification and requires certain employers to use the federal E-Verify program to confirm work eligibility.

Ashley Post

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