Forum: Immigration Policy and Skill Shortages
Moore, Stephen; Briggs, Vernon M. Jr
[Excerpt] The shortage of a skilled labor force has caused some U.S. employers to look outside national boundaries to fill their needs and caused lawmakers to attempt to alleviate the problem through legislation. But do exceptions to immigration laws in areas of shortages help employers in the long run, or do they keep employers from developing "home-grown" workers to fill their needs? ERW asked two experts their views on the subject. Their answers follow
immigration; United States; labor force; public policy; labor demand
Required Publisher Statement: Reproduced with permission from BNA's Employee Relations Weekly, Vol. 8, No. 34 (Aug. 20, 1990), p. 1073-1074. Copyright 1990 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033).