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Big Meat Braces for A Labor Shortage

Refugees help satisfy the need for low-skilled workers | “It remains a challenge to fully staff the plant”

Lauren Etter and Shruti Singh

Word of President Trump’s executive order barring the entry of international refugees shocked Fort Morgan, a town of 11,000 on the snowy plains of Colorado, some 80 miles northeast of Denver. Many of the workers at a Cargill Meat Solutions plant that’s the town’s largest employer emigrated from Somalia and Myanmar and had been waiting months, if not years, for relatives to join them. Now they’re afraid that reunion might never happen. As a result, the plant in Fort Morgan

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