April 14, 2008
Los Angeles is becoming a “Third World city” with immigrants making up half its workforce, says a new study.
It said this left immigrants ill-equipped to fill California’s fastest-growing occupations, such as computer software engineering and nursing. The organisation added that as the so-called baby boomers reach retirement age, a similar pattern will spread across the US.
Ernesto Cortes Jr, of the Industrial Areas Foundation, a think-tank that specialises on social change, claimed Los Angeles was at a crossroads.
“The question is are we going to be a 21st century city with shared prosperity, or a Third World city with an elite group on top and most on near poverty wages?” he said.
The US Census Bureau last year predicted that by 2050, minorities will account for half of all residents across America.
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