Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Garment producing firm hunts for workers
Garment producing firm hunts for workers
Jul '10
American Apparel, Los Angeles based garment firm, had blamed the federal crackdown on undocumented labourers for dearth in workforce.

About 3,500 employees manufacture just a little more than 1 million apparels per week, but currently, it is short of 1,000 employees, informed the company. This happened post an immigration raid early this year, which lead to the company losing out on around 2,500 employees, most of whom do posses the right immigration documents.

Hence, the company is currently facing a tough challenge of hunting US citizens or legal immigrants who have the experience of apparel industry to fill up the vacancies.

As per the company's lawyer, Peter Schey, the firm, during their search right now, is coming across vast number of applicants for open positions and most of these are members of immigrant community. US citizens don't have the required training.

As per two studies presented by the University of California, Los Angeles apparel industry appoints about 120,000 labour forces, of which 67 percent are immigrants, who work illegally in to the nation for minimum wages.

More so, immigrants who are known to the federal government do not possess the necessary documents, required for the employer to fill the job position.

Depending on the worker's experience and ability, American Apparel jobs fetch them anywhere between $11 – 18 an hour. Hence, those keen on taking up the job have to apply in person, post which the applicant will have to give a test to operate a machine, if they pass the test, they can start their work immediately.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing at the Texprocil Annual Export Awards. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

Govt to extend special package to home textiles segment

The Central government is likely to extend the recently approved Rs...

Reebok Liquid Speed Grey. Courtesy: Business Wire

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Oct 2016

Reebok’s Liquid Factory brings sneaker creation to US

Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry, has brought sneaker ...

Courtesy: GHCL

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

GHCL to invest Rs 67.25 crore in textile division

Chemicals and textiles firm GHCL will invest Rs 67.25 crore in its...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search