17 January 2008

Skills crisis could open door for US immigration

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By 2010 there will be 11.5 million more jobs than workers in the United States of America, creating huge opportunities for people considering US immigration, according to a new report. The research, conducted by Stanton Chase International and Birkman International reveals that as baby boomers in the country retire, there will be a smaller employee pool.

The research revealed that 94.1 per cent of respondents to a survey said that they had a shortage of quality leadership talent either right now or they expected it in the future. Steve Watson, international chairman of Stanton Chase, said: "These numbers indicate a critical need for talent that's forcing organisations to rethink their hiring and retention practices-or suffer the consequences."

Of the companies that were surveyed, two thirds said that they were concerned by the situation and nearly half of them said the skills shortage will have an affect at senior management level. Stanton Chase is a provider of executive search consulting services worldwide.

America needs skilled workers: Anyone interested in US immigration should complete an online assessment to see if they qualify for skilled migration to America.

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