Hal Salzman of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Daniel Kuehn of American University and B. Lindsay Lowell of Georgetown University will discuss their new Economic Policy Institute paper, Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market: An analysis of supply, employment, and wage trends, in an online news conference on Wednesday, April 24, at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The authors will present the key findings from the study and answer questions from the media during the news conference. Their analysis finds that the U.S. has a strong supply of STEM and IT college graduates, but that the large number of high-skill guestworkers has likely kept wages in STEM and IT industries at their late-1990s level. Policies that increase the flow of guestworkers, the authors conclude, will keep wages too low to attract large numbers of the best and brightest domestic students.
The webinar is open to all members of the press, and reporters without access to a computer can participate solely in the telephone call component of the news conference. Reporters can submit questions online or ask them on the call.
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