Saturday, January 25, 2014

Immigrant High-Tech Workers Not Costing US Jobs

This study should ease some concerns.    - - Donna Poisl


Many high-tech companies in the United States look overseas to fill talent gaps in their employment ranks by hiring skilled immigrants, often sponsoring the visas these workers need to live in this country. Critics say this can create an unpleasant fallout effect,the pushing out of older workers with higher salaries.

But new research indicates that although many tech firms do tend to favor employing younger workers, older native workers are not losing their jobs in droves directly as a result of the immigrants who are coming in.

“We don’t find rampant evidence of this idea that when a new immigrant comes in, the older worker is shown to the door,” said Harvard Business School Associate Professor William R. Kerr, who recently cowrote a working paper called Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of US Firms with Sari Pekkala Kerr of Wellesley College and William F. Lincoln of Johns Hopkins University.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

No comments: