immigration | WRAL TechWire - Part 3


Fighting labor shortage, inflation: Immigrants can get the job done on both fronts

the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a solution to fight inflation and labor shortages: double the number of legal immigrants.”We need more workers. We should welcome people who want to come here, go to school and stay,” Chamber CEO Suzanne Clark says. “If we can alleviate the worker shortage, it might be the fastest thing to do to impact inflation.” Let’s take a look at the idea.

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A vote for H-1B visas: Congress can boost NC’s innovation economy – here’s how

North Carolina’s tech industry supports over 895,000 jobs and $62 billion in wages, but these benefits depend on employers’ ability to hire and retain the right people. That’s why, I’m calling on our Congressional representatives to pass legislation that finally streamlines the archaic H-1B skilled-worker visa system and makes it easier for hard-working, highly educated immigrants to earn green cards and eventual citizenship.

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Guest opinion: Immigration policies focusing on highly skilled workers can add fuel NC economy

Here in the Research Triangle, employers are struggling to hire the skilled workers needed to fuel our innovation economy. Increasingly, immigrants are needed to plug the skills gap. In the Raleigh area almost a quarter of immigrants hold a graduate degree, compared to less than a sixth of the native-born population. Our companies need access to this talent base.

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