Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Is More Foreign Tech Talent Really Needed?

Congress is debating the merits right now to raise the H1-B visa cap -- a move that would bring in more highly-skilled foreigners to take positions primarily in the tech industry.

Bill Gates and many other technology leaders have argued for years that the American high-tech workforce is not adequate to fulfill demand. However, one of my clients, Rudolf Melik, CEO of project management software firm Tenrox, blogs that that claim is overstated.

While some skill sets are hard to find here, he argues, the high demand for more visa workers is mostly about cheap labor. He gives some interesting fixes to the problem at:


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