STEM grad glut, but 1000s of ‘US workers are being replaced by foreign labor’

Dr. Hal Salzman, Rutgers University professor of the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, explained the current situation to the assembled Senators. Reviewing the evidence about the STEM workforce supply, Dr. Salzman provided a number of important points. A glut of American graduates exist was the first point. “Overall, our colleges and universities […]

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The federal government’s H-1B racket

The libertarian-leaning me believes an American employer should be able to hire pretty much anyone he or she wants to hire. But the taxpaying me believes that if the federal government limits immigration yet creates a special visa program for highly skilled foreign workers with the assurance that the program will not cut into the […]

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Republicans criticize use of high-tech visas

“When there is a shortage, wages go up,” said Hal Salzman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University. “So, if there is a demand out there, why haven’t we seen wages increase?” USA Today, March 17

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Not Everyone Is Happy About the Influx of Foreign Workers That Could Soon Hit Silicon Valley

“There is no evidence we know of that backs up their claims of a shortage,” Hal Salzman, a Rutgers University professor of public policy who researches workforce development, told VICE News. He added that multiple studies have illustrated how the industry’s claims are misleading. “They’re overwhelmed with applicants,” he said of tech companies. “They’ll claim they’re not as skilled — […]

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Register Today: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? March 12 in Washington, DC

Are more graduates and guestworkers needed? The ongoing debate about these issues, and congressional high-skill immigration proposals, will be discussed at the National Academies by some of the key researchers and policy analysts examining these issues. As Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation, little attention has been focused upon the labor market impacts of the STEM guestworker […]

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Salzman to discuss U.S. STEM college majors as part of Science journal live chat, Thursday, Jan. 16

Dr. Hal Salzman, Bloustein School professor and senior faculty fellow at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, will participate in a live chat discussion hosted by Science journal on Thursday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The discussion, “The Making (Or Breaking) of a Science Major,” will focus on undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and […]

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New analysis finds no shortage of STEM workers in the United States

In a new paper written by Hal Salzman of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Daniel Kuehn of American University and B. Lindsay Lowell of Georgetown University for the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the authors  find little evidence to support expansion of high-skill guestworker programs as proposed in the immigration bill being debated in the Senate. Contrary to many industry claims, […]

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EPI online news conference on guestworkers and STEM jobs with Salzman, April 24

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 […]

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