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Hard times for construction day workers in Vancouver

The economic downturn is hurting workers on Vancouver’s cash corner, the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Ontario Street where workers…

By Jodie Martinson , in Business , on April 8, 2009 Tags: , , , ,

The economic downturn is hurting workers on Vancouver’s cash corner, the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Ontario Street where workers spend hours waiting to get hired for day jobs.

Cash corner used to offer lots of jobs in construction, but that industry has been hit hard. The competition for what’s leftover is pitting born Canadians against undocumented immigrants.

Jodie Martinson has the story.

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