10/17/2008

As many as 150 workers who traveled from Florida to Beaumont, Texas, with the promise of earning $1,000 a week installing blue roofs on storm damaged homes following Hurricane Ike have found themselves without work and many without enough money to get home. The work was advertised by a a subcontractor on the Internet classified site Craigslist, and among the group of 150 who showed up for the work, only one worker had work for just one day.

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