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Desperate for Workers but Dead Set Against Migrant Labor: The West Virginia Dilemma

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2024
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Alyssa Schukar for The Wall Street Journal

Not many places need warm bodies more than this picturesque town in the Appalachian Mountains. There are so many elderly people and so few workers to take care of them that some old folks have died before getting off the wait list for home visits by health aides.

“We advertise all the time,” said Janice Lantz, the local senior center’s director. “We can’t hire a direct-care worker.”

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