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Home appliance maker Electrolux is closing down two factories in Iowa by spring of 2011 and expanding an existing plant in Juarez, Mexico, to make up the difference. 800 people work at the factory in Webster City, which will close early 2011, and 50 more are employed at a smaller facility in Jefferson city, which will close before the end of 2010.
U.S. workers cannot compete with wages paid in Mexico, Goldberg said. Electrolux is paying employees $2.50 an hour in Mexico, while the average union wage at the Iowa plant is about $16.50.
Americans are soaking up drugs like a wet sponge.............while all our jobs are going to Mexico. And the Mexicans have the f'ing nerve to blame their problems on our drug consumption.