Martha’s Vineyard Newspaper Lists 50 Job Ads Despite Claims of No Work on Island

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass.—While some locals have claimed that the illegal immigrants who arrived on this wealthy island should go elsewhere since there won’t be work for them with the summer rush gone, the local newspaper listed 50 help-wanted ads in a recent issue, and the local supermarket chain is known to need help all year long.

The classified section of The Vineyard Gazette listed more than 50 jobs in the same issue that ran a story about the illegal aliens, referring to them as “stranded migrants.” The job ads included positions for laborers, custodians, landscapers, bakers, cooks, dishwashers, technicians, library assistant, and several retail positions.

The local YMCA also listed several job openings, including housekeepers, ice arena workers, and a front desk administrator. The spacious Y, near where the immigrants spent the night at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, shares a complex with The Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), which also ran a help-wanted ad in the paper including a job for administrative assistant “bilingual preferred.”

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