America confronts a jobs crisis and that crisis has two faces. The first is obvious and greets us every morning when we read the newspapers or talk with our friends and neighbors. There is simply not enough work to go around. The second jobs crisis is more subtle but no less serious. Far too many jobs fall below the standard that most Americans would consider decent work. These people work in factories and hotels, in restaurants and hospitals, on construction sites and in day care centers. The problem spans all races and ethnic groups and includes large numbers of native born Americans as well as immigrants.
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