Foreign News: Imported Labor

France is suffering from an acute shortage of labor due partly to war losses, partly to the large army she is keeping, partly to the vast reconstruction work in Northern France.

Labor is migrating from Switzerland, where there is a great deal of unemployment, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Italy. Out of 40,000 Poles working in the mines and on the farms 5,000 have taken out their first French citizenship papers. It is estimated that 180,000 immigrants from Spain, Italy, Belgium, are working in France.


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