Immigration Policy that Works
20 September, 2017 | (01 hr)
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The past 30 years of US immigration policy has imposed extraordinary hardship on human capital professionals. Higher levels of immigration would have done much to alleviate their struggles finding hard to come by talent.
The Committee for Economic Development’s recently released immigration policy brief, Immigration Policy That Works, proposes a set of reforms that more closely align the criteria for admitting new immigrants with the future talent requirements of firms. Panelists will discuss the current role of foreign-born workers in the US labor force and offer a series of immigration policy proposals that will help businesses access the talent they need in the places they operate.
Learn how current policy constrains HR’s opportunity to use foreign-born workers and how HR professionals can play a powerful role in shaping future US immigration policy.
Who Should Attend: Human capital professionals experiencing critical talent shortages and legal officers and government relations specialists who want to learn more about the link between immigration policy and labor market outcomes.
Brian Schaitkin is a Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies in the...Full Bio
Kareem manages The Conference Board of Canada's immigration research and annual Canadian Immigration Summit. His research covers various areas including permanent resident selection, settlement and integration, temporary foreign worker programs, refugees, international students, intergovernmental...Full Bio
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Gad Levanon serves as chief economist, North America at The Conference Board. He oversees the labor market program, the U.S forecasting program, and the Help Wanted OnLine© program.
Levanon create...Full Bio