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Push is on to keep migrant-labor ads in print

Push is on to keep migrant-labor ads in print

The National Newspaper Association has objected to a U.S. Labor Department proposal to move farm labor-recruitment advertising from daily newspapers to the internet, reports Tonda F. Rush, the NNA’s director of public policy, in The Rural Blog.

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The Labor Department proposes allowing the ad postings on a job-search website instead and letting employers document their efforts by capturing a screenshot of the ad for their own files.

The NNA points out “that putting ads in community newspapers closer to the workforce would be cheaper and better and that the readership of newspapers together with their websites would be more effective.”