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MrTempler

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Peter Rousmaniere: Foreign Born Workers Take Center Stage
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:17:03 AM »
This is the Year of the Immigrant Worker.

As we all know, Congress is deeply engaged in the first serious chance for comprehensive immigration law reform since the 1980s.

Foreign born workers, in part due to their numbers, in part due to their employment skewed toward above average injury risk jobs, sustain a large share of the nation’s annual three million work injuries.

In 2012, there were 25 million foreign-born persons in the U.S. labor force, comprising 16% of the total workforce. Hispanics accounted for 48% of the foreign-born labor force in 2012, and Asians accounted for 24%. (Recently Asians have been entering the U.S. at higher levels than Hispanics.) Undocumented workers account overall for about 5% of the nation’s total workforce and roughly one third of foreign-born workers.

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Peter Rousmaniere: Foreign Born Workers Take Center Stage
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 01:43:43 AM »
This is only the beginning, more people around the world can get a work permission easier than few years ago. and they work sometimes for less money.