Day Laborers Gathering Place

Day Laborers
Day Laborers

Day laborers gather in certain places around the city of Jeddah in hopes of securing work for the day.  Most of them are foreign workers.  They all wear open toe sandals even though they will be doing mostly heavy construction work. 

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Day Laborers Gathering Place

  1. Hi Deepak – Ok – that will do!

    Hi Elaine – It’s an interesting sub-culture, isn’t it? Everybody has their own story – I think it would be interesting to find out more about them individually, but here that is just not possible.

    Hi Islamic Articles – I guess it is more common than I ever thought!

  2. islamicarticles says:

    We have them here in Riyadh also. I even remember seeing them in Bahrain.

  3. Elaine says:

    There are some places in the central valley of California where Mexican migrant workers gather to be picked up for day labor. I’ve only noticed a place once, because they are usually undocumented and have to be discreet.

  4. I will call it news photography…..

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