How many Americans out of work and the Red River Valley does not have enough workers, and we wonder why businesses want amnesty.
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As a worker shortage continues to loom over North Dakota, some economic developers recommend the gap be filled with individuals not only from other states but from abroad.
Recruiting from other countries would require changes to national immigration policies in order to meet the demand proponents say, but the move could bring skilled workers the area needs.
“At the end of the day, we need more people,” said Klaus Thiessen, president and CEO of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp.
Thiessen works with a larger group called the Valley Prosperity Partnership — group of regional business and education leaders focused on finding economic development opportunities in the Red River Valley.