Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Drop in H-1B Applicants

Are we losing crucial tech talent?  Why?  FINS details the issue in their article "American Dream Fades for H-1B Hopefuls.  If this is of interest to you, I recommend that you read the 2009 report, Losing the World’s Best and Brightest: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part V
A recent Kauffman Foundation study conducted by Vivek Wadhwa (a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkley who studies immigrant entrepreneurs) of 1,224 foreign nationals studying in the United States before 2008 found that 60% of Indian respondents and 90% of Chinese respondents said that economic opportunities in their home countries were a strong motivating factor in leaving the United States.  Read more...

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