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LaMP Flights: Understanding needs and challenges of Mexico’s transportation industry

AUTHORS: DIANA ZAMBONINO

FAVORITE QUOTES: 

“I want to become a driver because I want a better future for my family” 

“I want to become a driver because it has the privilege of combining responsibility with sunsets and unimaginable landscapes” 

– Students at training centers

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LaMP Flights: Improving Central Americans’ Access to Job Opportunities within the Cruise Industry 

AUTHORS: MELISSA SAUCEDO, JASON WENDLE

FAVORITE MESSAGE: 

Guatemalan workers have a strong value proposition. Cruise guests want to see more workers that represent the countries they are visiting on their vacation to have a more genuine experience.  
 

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LaMP Flights: Attending Berlin and Vienna Conferences to Stress Importance of Quality Labor Mobility in Elderly Care  

AUTHORS: ZUZANA CEPLASOPHIA WOLPERS, REBEKAH SMITH

FAVORITE QUOTE: 

Our seniors deserve the care they need and the many workers around the world deserve the chance to get a good job within aged care through safe, reliable and sustainable labor mobility. 

– Rebekah Smith, CEO, Labor Mobility Partnerships (LaMP) 

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Peering Into The Earliest Stages Of Recruitment For The U.S. Seasonal Ag Worker Program 

AUTHORS: MELISSA SAUCEDO, KIM GERONIMO

The earliest stages of recruitment lay the foundation for seasonal agricultural workers’ experience in the U.S., yet they are also the most opaque, informal, and least regulated. Simple mechanisms that leverage worker voices to infuse transparency in early-stage recruitment practices may be the most promising way to improve oversight. By increasing accountability in recruitment and empowering workers as agents for change, these mechanisms are an important step for improving worker protection from day one. 

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Spain’s Immigration Reform Could Address Issues Within Seasonal Worker Program

AUTHORS: The LaMP Team

As increasing labor shortages continue to spread across Europe, employers intensify their calls for policies allowing them to fill the vacancies – and with summer in full swing, especially in sectors with seasonal need. This trend is apparent in a number of major European economies, with German, Italian and UK farmers stressing the need for more workers and the Portuguese worker shortage in the tourism sector threatening the country’s economic recovery.  

In the midst of these labor shortages, Spain has approved a reform to streamline and improve its seasonal worker scheme  – a move that may offer an example to other European governments facing similar issues.  

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LaMP Flights: The Need for More Concrete Practical Solutions as a Result of the UN’s International Migration Review Forum

AUTHORS: REBEKAH SMITH, ZUZANA CEPLA, SALVATORE PETRONELLA

FAVORITE MESSAGE: 

Predictability is an essential element for the private sector to engage in sustaining safe and legal pathways for migrant workers. This seemingly simple idea has, however, proven to be challenging to accomplish in practice.

It is crucial to bring “doers” and “practitioners” on board to help develop actual practical solutions to address this as well as other labor mobility issues. 

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