Global Horizons Manpower

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Global Horizons Manpower, Inc. (GHMI) is a manpower resources company based in Los Angeles, USA. It specializes in providing labor for agricultural enterprises. It supplies agrilabor to every State in the USA[citation needed].

Modern Day Slavery

GHMI has been accused of exploiting poor farmers around the world, especially from Thailand, Nepal, and placing them into a modern-day equivalent of slavery. Potential recruits are promised high wages, but to obtain that they must pay exorbitant fees. The recruits become heavily indebted to pay the fees, and when they finally obtain a job the conditions are very poor, coerced labor, and workers go into ever increasing levels of debt.[1] According to US federal prosecutors, GHMI was involved in the "largest human-trafficking case ever charged in U.S. history."[2] GHMI's CEO also has an history of similarly extorting large fees from Chinese workers to work in exploitative conditions in Israel.[3]

Principals

References

  1. Ragee Omar (reporter), Food chain slaves, Al Jazeera, 10 October 2011.
  2. Natasha Mozgovaya, Israeli nabbed in 'largest human trafficking case in U.S. history', Haaretz, 4 September 2010.
  3. Pratap Chatterjee, Global Horizons Indicted for Human Trafficking, CorpWatch, 15 September 2010.
  4. Department of Justice, Six People Charged in Human Trafficking Conspiracy for Exploiting 400 Thai Farm Workers: Press Release, 2 September 2010.
  5. DOJ, ibid.
  6. DOJ, ibid.
  7. Harry Eagar, Man to alter plea in employee abuse case, The Maui News, 26 April 2011.
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