Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

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Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

WNYC, 9.26.17

In fact, Asian restaurants across the country hire workers who live in Chinatowns in major cities according to Tommy Wu, a Ph.D. student at the CUNY Graduate Center. He’s writing his dissertation on the industry and finds that the further someone is willing to travel for work, the higher the pay. Many Chinese immigrants in New York City have seen these long-distance jobs as their best option in order to provide for their families, especially as rents rise throughout the city and large Chinese restaurants close.

Submitted on: SEP 26, 2017

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