NPR: Chinese Restaurant Workers in U.S. Face Hurdles

This morning on NPR, Morning Edition, I heard the segment on “Chinese Restaurant Workers in U.S. Face Hurdles.” I didn’t realize that there were sooooo many Chinese restaurants in America:

“There are about 40,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States — more than the number of McDonald’s and Taco Bells combined.”

The story goes on to describe the challenges of both legal and illegal (smuggled into the U.S. for up to $70,000) Chinese working in the Chinese restaurant business. New York City-based Sincere Employment Agency is profiled briefly – which helps place Chinese workers in restaurant jobs across the country – almost like migrant farm workers moving from one restaurant to another.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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