Searching for Skilled High-Tech Workers

Some employers say they are having trouble finding adequately skilled workers. Are foreign-born workers the solution? Microsoft thinks so — this fall, the company is opening a software development center in British Columbia to attract qualified computer scientists who can't get visas to work in the U.S.

Martin Lawler, author, Professionals: A Matter of Degree; immigration lawyer, Lawler & Lawler

Ron Hira, author, Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis And How We Can Reclaim American Jobs; assistant professor, Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology

Mirjam Zegers, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago



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