Published on July 01, 2011

The April issue of Globility magazine published two interesting, and somewhat conflicting, reports about the immigration of foreign skilled workers into the U.S.

One Associated Press report stated that 1.2 million educated professionals from other countries can't find work in their field in the U.S.

A second report stated that American business owners are willing to pay high visa fees, plus manage all the hassles associated with international relocation, to recruit talented workers from other countries.

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The report from the National Foundation for American Policy stated that U.S. corporations have paid about $3 billion in the past decade to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. The money has gone primarily toward science and math scholarships, worker training, and anti-fraud activities.

The conclusions we can draw include:

  • English-speaking high-skilled workers are in high demand
  • Skilled employees from other countries should double-check certification requirements

When employers can't find skilled employees in highly specialized fields here in the U.S., it makes sense to relocate talent from other countries. A successful international corporate relocation isn't easy, however.

A relocation company like CapRelo can help make every step of the process go more smoothly to improve the satisfaction of employees who have relocated to the U.S. Some of the services we can help you line up include:

  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Cultural assimilation tools/cross-cultural training
  • Filing for visas, etc.
  • Orientation trips for the relocating employee and family

Learn more about CapRelo's international relocation services and our Low-Stress Relocation Process at our website.