Big Data Analysis Adds to Guest Worker Debate


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A private job placement company said that except for certain kinds of engineers, there are plenty of job seekers in the United States for thousands of openings in the tech industry, raising doubts over appeals for more foreign guest workers.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Many economists take issue with the industry’s argument, too. One side points out that wages have not gone up across the board for engineers, suggesting that there is no stark labor shortage. Another counters that unemployment rates in the sector are minuscule and that in any event, H-1B workers represent a tiny fraction of the American work force.

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