Panel: Immigrants crucial to Maine?s economy

"At Thursday?s panel, employers on both ends of the spectrum were represented. Cindy Talbot, vice president of human resources at Portland?s Barber Foods, talked about how company founder Gus Barber?s immigrant parents had been unable to find jobs because they couldn?t speak English. Barber founded the food company and vowed to open his doors to immigrants, said Talbot. ?He started out of kindness, but really, it?s smart business,? said Talbot." Bangor Daily News, Sept. 18, 2011.

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