The accord between the White House and U.S. House Democrats to revise the agreement replacing North American Free Trade Agreement would aid farms and manufacturers in Door and Kewaunee Counties. The Executive Director of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board believes immigration reform should also be a priority for President Trump and Congress. Jim Golembeski says making it easier to attract immigrants is vital to fill jobs that cannot be filled by American citizens.
Golembeski says adding to the challenges facing farms and businesses is an unemployment rate of three percent. That means employers have to offer higher starting wages and other incentives to compete for workers.