The U.S Needs More Workers

  • POSTED: April 16, 2018
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  • POSTED BY: LawrenceGruner

The Washington Post recently ran an article titled: America needs more workers. Trumps War on Immigration won’t help.   The article talks about how the President’s Immigration policies will lead America to a labor shortage in the not so distant future.

The United States, as a whole, is getting older.  In addition, the birthrate has recently hit a historic low.  The economy is currently doing very well and the jobless rate is just over 4 percent.  As a result, some companies, “desperate to fill orders and meet demand are pumping up their recruiting budgets and in some cases are turning to ex-convicts to fill jobs”.  The article cites a prediction that there will be a nationwide shortage of 8.2 million workers in the coming decade.

 

” By 2030, the Census Bureau reports, the U.S. working-age population is projected to grow by 3 percent even as the total population balloons at three times that rate — an imbalance owing mainly to aging. Five years later, the number of Americans age 65 or older will outstrip those under 18 for the first time ever. Although more people are delaying retirement, economists say an aging population will depress productivity growth, which has already slowed alarmingly.”

“Mr. Trump says that the U.S. immigration system should tilt toward favoring more skilled and English-proficient workers; in fact, the legislation he backs would freeze the number of such immigrants at current levels while drastically reducing unskilled ones. The trouble is that employers in food processing, retail, landscaping and other industries that rely on low-skilled labor are already desperate for workers. If they can’t hire immigrants, who will fill those jobs? In Canada, which Mr. Trump extols for favoring more educated immigrants, companies report soaring worker shortages.”

It appears that one of the unintended consequences of our current Immigration policies is a lack of much needed labor in our country.

 

Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Attorney with over 20 years of experience handling Immigration cases.  He would be happy to talk to you about your Immigration issues.  He may be reached at 916-760-7270.

 

 

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