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America's Crazy, Upside-Down Immigration System

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Vivek Wadhwa

Forgotten are the more than one million legal, skilled immigrants who have been held hostage to political wrangling. The loser is the US, because it is limiting its economic growth and creating its own competition.

Dealing With The Skills Gap

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Our continuing failure to devise and operate a coherent nationwide training program to help prepare young people for careers in modern manufacturing is a national disgrace, and one with potentially severe repercussions.

Manufacturing Skills Shortages and the Untapped Resource

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Thomas J. Duesterberg

Women are increasingly outperforming men in acquiring advanced skills, but are under-represented in both the manufacturing workforce and in the specialized S.T.E.M. fields most in demand in today's industrial economy.

Let's Be Thankful for Skilled Workers

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Take a minute to think about all the people who make it possible for you and I to drive home, cook that turkey, and watch that football game. Let's give thanks for skilled workers and their dedication and hard work.

Demographic Shifts: We Must Work Differently

Ursula von der Leyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ursula von der Leyen

Sooner or later, a crisis of skilled labor will require all aging industrial societies to actively engage with the global labor market. Germany today possesses all the prerequisites for coping with the ongoing transformation. But this will require an openness to change.

Immigration Reform: Stand Down IT, Lobbyists!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

For all the numbers bouncing around the immigration reform debate, the most relevant number is 27 percent. That's the share of Gov Romney's Latino vote and that's the reason this much needed advance in public policy might just make it over the legislative goal line.

Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance

Willy Shih | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Willy Shih

Both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, have named jobs, and specifically manufacturing jobs, as a priority. But it is unclear whether either candidate appreciates the key reason to preserve and grow manufacturing in America.

Training The Next Generation Of Skilled Tradespersons

Stephen A. Shelton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Stephen A. Shelton

We are currently in need of the next generation of tradespersons. With the nation's current unemployment rate above 8 percent, there is an opportunity to start training a qualified workforce for the recovery of our economy.

A Generation of CEOs Who Don't Know How to Raise Wages

Dean Baker | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Since it would be rude to imply that CEOs are not being honest when they complain about the lack of skilled workers, we should assume that they don't know how to raise wages.

Alex Wagner

White Houe Criticized On Skilled Worker Visa Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The White House has been dragging its feet on implementing basic administrative reforms that would ameliorate the country's broken immigration system,...

Five Ways to Move Forward on Immigration

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

Despite the election results, the fight for immigration reform is far from over. There are five reasonable suggestions to move forward on immigration.

A Note To Chancellor Angela Merkel And The Supposed Failure Of Multiculturalism In Germany

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

It is extremely worrisome that a mob answers a questionnaire that documents their racist attitude. It is unacceptable for a Head of State to cave in to such sentiment.