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The city of Pittsburgh is hoping that drawing more skilled immigrants will give it an entrepreneurial boost.
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December 25, 2014 Pittsburgh is the latest Rust Belt city hoping to lure high-skilled immigrants into its labor force by helping refugees and other immigrants land the kind of jobs they held back home.
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After laying off roughly 2 million workers during the recession, the construction industry may not have enough crews to keep up with demand for building projects.
August 6, 2014 Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.
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