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H-1B Applications Drop as U.S. Employers Anticipate Reforms - Bloomberg
Employers applied for about 16 percent fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled workers this year than in 2016, possibly reflecting concern that the Trump administration is taking a more restrictive approach to the program.
h-1b  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump’s H-1B Visa Crackdown Threatens Cutting-Edge U.S. Medicine - Bloomberg
Biotech executives warn of an impending ‘crisis of science’.
Foreigners key to research; shortages of Americans with skills.
skills-gap  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-376  biotech  industry-reports  government-policy  h-1b 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
H-1B visas: The top 5 myths - TechRepublic
While specific changes to the H-1B visa plan are not confirmed, the travel ban has already impacted employers and workers. There are currently approximately 400,000 H-1B employees. The H-1B program is not the only visa foreign-born workers in the US use—there's the L-1, the F-1 OPT, and a handful of others—but it is the most widely used. And changes to the H-1B plan will certainly impact the tech industry, as tech companies are the primary employers of these visa holders.
h-1b  immigration-reform  workforce-development  industry-reports  high-tech  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-376 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Immigrants Play a Disproportionate Role in American Entrepreneurship - HBR
With many places looking to stoke economic growth, state and local governments have clamored to launch initiatives to attract more immigrant entrepreneurs, hoping they will found businesses and create more jobs. Globally, many countries are doing the same — for example, Chile pays overseas entrepreneurs to come visit for six months through its Start-Up Chile program, as a way to build global bridges and foster an entrepreneurial culture at home.

But to harness immigrant entrepreneurship for better growth and job creation, we need more hard facts.
startup-visa  h-1b  small-business  government-policy  immigration-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-369 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Department of Labor Launches $100 Million TechHire Grant Competition - Innovation America
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has announced the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds under the TechHire partnership and grant program.

The program is designed to provide individuals with the skills they need and connect them to well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs across a diversity of H-1B industries.
workforce-development  high-tech  skilled-labor  STEM-workforce  public-private-partnerships  government-policy  h-1b  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, Costing the U.S. Jobs - The New York Times
Many of the visas are given out through a lottery, and a small number of giant global outsourcing companies had flooded the system with applications, significantly increasing their chances of success.
h-1b  offshoring  this-week-331  Around-the-web  high-tech  skilled-labor 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
‘We’re In A Race For Talent': Mass. High-Skilled Visa Workaround Back In Budget - WBUR - NPR
The application period for H-1B visas began earlier this month and the annual quota was maxed out in just a week. Here in Massachusetts, some entrepreneurs are trying to work around the system through an experiment called the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program.
h-1b  Around-the-web  this-week-304  immigration  skilled-labor  skills-gap  entrepreneurship  startup-visa 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
High-skilled visa applications hit record high - CNN Money
This year, 233,000 foreigners applied for the H-1B, the most common visa for high-skilled foreign workers. That's up significantly from 2014 (172,500 applications) and nearly double the applicants from two years ago (124,000).
h-1b  immigration  skilled-labor  this-week-302  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
H-1Bs And How Changing The System Will Help Startups - Xconomy
Even with the United States’ high unemployment levels, more than a quarter of technological employers report difficulty in filling open positions. Foreign high-skilled workers can help fill this gap, and provide U.S. companies with the kind of know-how necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
h-1b  immigration-reform  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  skilled-labor  this-week-299  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
H-1B Open Season: The Sprint for STEM Talent - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
April 1st marks the beginning of high skill immigration season, when companies submit applications to acquire temporary employment visas, known as H-1Bs, to hire talented foreign workers in fields such as information technology and engineering. These workers are critical to fill the widening high skills gap in the United States which is forcing companies to either reduce production or move jobs overseas to accommodate their growing need for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
around-the-web  this-week-299  STEM-workforce  h-1b 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
The Remedy to America's Stalled Startup Activity: Immigration Reform - Dane Stangler, vice president of Research & Policy, Kauffman Foundation - Forbes
Pick up almost any academic paper on immigrant entrepreneurship and you will find a sentence that says something like this: A substantial body of research finds that immigrants have higher rates of business ownership than native-born Americans.
entrepreneurship  small-business  startup  startup-visa  immigration-reform  this-week-290  around-the-web  h-1b 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Senate Considering New Visa Program To Encourage Tech Startups - Small Business Trends
The U.S. Senate is considering legislation that would create a pool of 75,000 immigrant visas. The idea behind these visas is to encourage new business startups. Supporters cite data suggesting Startup Visas, as they are called, could eventually create 1.6 million new jobs over the next decade.
immigration-reform  startup-visa  government-policy  around-the-web  h-1b  high-tech  this-week-212 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
A Balancing Act for H-1B Visas - Brookings Institution
The annual H-1B visa scramble ended in just five days earlier this month.  Due to high employer demand, 39,000 requests for H-1B workers were denied, and the 65,000 available visas were allocated using a lottery system.  So it’s wait until next year for those out of luck.
immigration-reform  around-the-web  h-1b  this-week-211  hb-1-visa  skilled-labor 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
H-1B Visa Applications As An Economic Indicator - Planet Money : NPR
The demand from American companies for high-skilled immigrants seems to be up this year. And that could mean something is about to change for the overall economy.
immigration-reform  workforce-development  this-week-210  around-the-web  immigration  h-1b  skilled-labor 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Immigration Policy Is Killing Entrepreneurship. Here's What to Do About It - Forbes
In this academic year, three in 10 MIT students, including four in 10 graduate students, are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. So for them our entrepreneurship class is likely to remain just an academic exercise. Their student visas expire when they graduate, leaving them with two options, to leave the country or find an existing company to sponsor them for a chance at an H-1B visa.
h-1b  eb-6-visa  startup-visa  immigration-reform  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
America needs more immigrants, and here are four ways to get them - Quartz
Immigration, long the backbone of American innovation, entrepreneurism, and human talent, has become a dirty word in recent years. This is unfortunate, because strategically conceived and well-targeted immigration should be seen as a precision tool for America to insure the best, optimal human capital needed to compete in the 21st century.
immigration-reform  skilled-labor  small-business  startup-visa  this-week-198  around-the-web  h-1b 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Why America Is Losing the Race for Entrepreneurial Talent - Knowledge@Wharton
In 2005, immigrant entrepreneurs launched 52% of all startups in Silicon Valley. But today, the number has dropped to 44%, and America is not only losing the opportunity to create new jobs but also losing its competitive edge, argues Vivek Wadhwa
around-the-web  This-Week-192  immigration  immigration-reform  h-1b  startup-visa  skilled-labor 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs - ReadWriteWeb
Immigration has always been the engine that drives the American economy. In Silicon Valley, foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded half the region’s startups in recent years - and kept the U.S. economy moving forward. So what happens if that innovation engine stalls? We’re about to find out.
around-the-web  This-Week-187  innovation  immigration  h-1b  startup-visa  startup 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Improved Immigration Laws Would Help Foreign Student Entrepreneurs Launch U.S. Companies, Create U.S. Jobs - Kauffman
Legal, entrepreneurship experts at the University of Missouri–Kansas City propose reforms to keep entrepreneurial talent in the United States to support economic growth
h-1b  studies  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  startup-visa  startup  immigration 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The Search for Skills: Demand for H-1B Immigrant Workers in U.S. Metropolitan Areas - Brookings Institution
Demand for H-1B workers has fluctuated with economic and political cycles over the last decade and reflects a wide range of employers’ needs for high-skilled temporary workers.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-175  h-1b  skilled-labor  immigration 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Lawmakers Want High-Tech Foreigners to Stay in the U.S. - Mashable
Top American universities attract some of the planet’s brightest minds to pursue graduate degrees in the U.S. But thousands of those best and brightest head for the exits almost immediately after they complete their academic programs.
skilled-labor  education  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-168  h-1b  immigration  high-tech 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA — but by foreign employees? -
Why are U.S. manufacturers now being forced to go abroad in their search for skilled factory workers? Because that’s where they have to go to find qualified employees. As more American factories get back up and running, the demand for skilled factory workers has grown in leaps and bounds.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-160  workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor  immigration  h-1b 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
Immigrants Help Fuel Tech Growth - Huff Post
Encouraged by free markets, individual liberty, and the right incentives, innovators can achieve technological wonders. But unfortunately, our immigration system limits their number.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-155  h-1b  labor  immigration  high-tech 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
The No-Brainer Issue of the Year: Let High-Skill Immigrants Stay - The Atlantic
Our policy toward the world's best and brightest is currently: "Welcome! Enjoy this expensive education. Now go home!" Does that make any sense?
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-152  h-1b  competitiveness  immigration 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
A Modest Proposal For Immigration: The $100,000 Green Card - TechCrunch
Permanent residence in the USA is a valuable asset that is enjoyed by most of you reading this article. Many potential immigrants from around the world want to acquire that asset and become valuable members of American society alongside us.Why don’t we let more of them join us?
immigration  h-1b  high-tech  around-the-web  twitterfeed  this-week-150 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
US Cities Entice Foreign Investors With Green Cards - Voice of America
Regions within the United States, hit hard by the economic recession are actively seeking foreign investors to help create more jobs. In exchange, the U.S. government is giving permanent residency, known as green cards, to the investors and their families. Quite a few investors from China are taking advantage of this opportunity.
immigration  startup-visa  EB-6-visa  h-1b  fdi  this-week-140  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Helping immigrant entrepreneurs create good U.S. jobs -
In 1873, German immigrant Levi Strauss made the first pair of blue jeans. In 1968, Hungarian-born Andy Grove founded the world's largest computer chip maker, Intel. They're just two examples of a longstanding American tradition of immigrants who come to our country, start a small business, and create millions of jobs.
immigration  startup-visa  EB-6-visa  eb-2  h-1b  innovation  business-globalization  competitiveness  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Immigrant Innovators: Job Stealers or Job Creators? — HBS Working Knowledge
The House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement met recently to hash out concerns related to the H-1B program, one of the most controversial of foreign visa topics in the United States. At issue was a stubborn question that politicians, corporations, academics, and lobbyists have been arguing since the creation of the program more than 20 years ago: Is the program helpful or hurtful to American workers?
immigration  startup  h-1b  innovation  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. to Assist Immigrant Job Creators -
Alejandro Mayorkas, chief of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, on Tuesday will unveil several initiatives designed to attract and retain foreign entrepreneurs, particularly in the high-tech sector, who wish to launch start-up companies in the U.S.
EB-6-visa  eb-2  h-1b  immigration  startup  startup-visa  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Attracting the entrepreneurial immigrant - The Globe and Mail
With a low birth rate, Canada will need immigrants to help drive economic growth. But does our system reward the immigrants most likely to create that growth?
immigration  h-1b  EB-6-visa  innovation  startup  startup-visa  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Why a Startup Visa Category Would Create U.S. Jobs - Mashable
Every day around the globe, ideas are generated, startups are conceived, and founders want to come to the United States to launch their companies — it’s the proverbial American dream. However, our current immigration policies have prevented many foreign-born startup founders from remaining in the U.S. And as they leave, they take innovative ideas and jobs with them.
EB-6-visa  h-1b  startup  startup-visa  immigration  workforce-development  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
'Brain Drain' or 'Brain Exchange': What Is the Cost When Immigrant Entrepreneurs Go Home? - Knowledge@Wharton
For a majority of highly skilled immigrants who want to start companies, the promised land is no longer the United States, writes Wadhwa and four co-authors in a recent report from the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City, Mo.-based non-profit that supports research on entrepreneurship. In "The Grass Is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs," the researchers surveyed 153 professionals who returned from the U.S. to India or China to start a business. They found that 72% of Indians and 81% of Chinese said the opportunities to start a company in their home countries "were better or much better" than in the United States.
brain-drain  immigration  h-1b  EB-6-visa  startup-visa  workforce-development  this-week-133  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Immigration and the death of the economic recovery - The Washington Post
Sadly, this is what the immigration debate has been reduced to: You are either a patriot or a traitor. There is no in-between and little logic. Now, as the U.S. economy sputters and stalls, is precisely the time to welcome the smartest, most ambitious people on Earth.
immigration  innovation  startup  h-1b  EB-6-visa  startup-visa  business-globalization  this-week-133  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Imported workers wanted in jobs-poor Michigan - Washington Times
In a state that has long suffered from one of the nation’s highest jobless rates, new GOPGov. Rick Snyder wants to import — literally — fresh competition for some of the best job openings the state has to offer.
workforce-development  economic-development-news  regional-reports  michigan  this-week-133  around-the-web  twitterfeed  immigration  EB-6-visa  h-1b 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Indian Company Under Scrutiny Over U.S. Visas -
A giant Indian outsourcing company with thousands of employees in the United States is facing an expanding federal investigation prompted by claims from an American whistle-blower that it misused short-term visitors’ visas to bring in low-cost workers from India.
h-1b  EB-6-visa  immigration  outsourcing  business-globalization  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Taken for Granted: Immigrants and Entrepreneurship - Science Careers
Immigration, innovation, and the connection between them are hot topics once again. With the labor market in the doldrums, America's technical supremacy under challenge from abroad, and the political issue of immigration reform heating up, many argue that immigrants have a special propensity for innovation and entrepreneurship that can help spark badly needed economic growth.
workforce-development  immigration  innovation  startup  EB-6-visa  h-1b  this-week-130  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Children of Immigrants Are America's Science Superstars - HuffPo
Adding fuel to the fiery debate over immigration policy, a study released Tuesday shows that top science achievers in the U.S. are overwhelmingly the children of immigrants.
immigration  workforce-development  EB-6-visa  h-1b  startup  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Fixing America’s immigration mess -
If you sat down to design an immigration policy to erode US prosperity, you would struggle to come up with anything better than the current rules. What impresses is the system’s coherence – the steady direction of so many moving parts to the single goal, so it seems, of reducing US living standards.
EB-6-visa  h-1b  immigration  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed  labor  workforce-development 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Why the U.S. Must Slow the Immigration Brain Drain -
If there's one fact that Americans take for granted, it's that other people want to live here. As President Barack Obama noted in his speech on immigration earlier this week, the U.S. has always attracted strivers from every corner of the globe, often willing to risk great hardships to get here.
EB-6-visa  h-1b  immigration  brain-drain  startup  workforce-development  this-week-128  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment

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