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Companies and staffing agencies in Erie and other cities have come to see refugee resettlement agencies as good partners to help expand the local labor pool.
One local employer in Erie, Pennsylvania is Sterling Technology. Cary Quigley, Sterling Technology’s president voted for Trump and hopes he will push for tax cuts that will allow them to reinvest in their business. But at the same time, they don’t want to see their refugee-powered workforce go away.
“Do I want to see all of my people deported?” asked Quigley, the Sterling Technologies president. “Absolutely not. They’re a part of this company. They’ve helped build this company,” he said.
“Our goal is to continue to grow the company. We can’t grow the company without people that want to do the work.”