Here we go. News just in that police had to be called into the Jobs Center in Shelbyville, TN as a group of 150 refugees jostled in line desperate for jobs with the meatpacker. The refugees were being brought in from Nashville by volags such as World Relief.
Police were called to Shelbyville’s job center Monday to control a crowd of 150 refugees from Nashville who had been brought to town by various charitable organizations to apply for jobs at Tyson Foods.
Sheriff Randall Boyce said they were called to stop the refugees from cutting line and pushing and shoving. According to Hom Soukaseme, Employment Manager of World Relief, which she described as a Christian non-profit that contracts with the government, she brought them to Shelbyville on Sunday afternoon to wait for the office to open on Monday.
A large number appear to be Iraqis. So the volags are bringing doctors and engineers to cut meat?
The refugees they serve are from different countries such as Burma, Iraq, Sudan, Thailand and other countries, although the people in line Monday appeared to be Iraqis, Soukaseme said.
So now I’m wondering what happened to the Somali workers that had dominated this plant and town last year? And, then the even larger question, are there any Americans looking for work in Shelbyville?