Seattle ranks high in skilled foreign workers on H-1B visas

The region gets little of the training money generated by H-1B visa fees to upgrade local workers' skills, according to a new study.

the area doesn't receive anywhere near its share of the money generated by H-1B visa fees, which are supposed to be used to train the local workforce to perform similar jobs, according to a new study.

Seattle ranked ninth in H-1B visa requests per 1,000 workers over the past two years, but it ranked 64th per capita in grant dollars received since 2001 from the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, according to the Brookings ... Full Story »

Posted by Tanya J. Maurer - via Google News (Business)
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Posted by: Posted by Tanya J. Maurer - Jul 17, 2012 - 10:27 PM PDT
Reviewed by: Harsh Bhatt (review), Sirajul Islam (review)
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Edited by: Pamela Hogle - Jul 19, 2012 - 11:09 AM PDT

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by Sirajul Islam - Jul. 21, 2012

An highly informative report by Sanjay Bhatt, Seattle Times staff reporter, based on a study that said though Seattle is among the top cities in America where companies like Microsoft and Amazon.com bring in skilled foreign workers under the H-1B visa program, but the area doesn't receive anywhere near its share of the money generated by H-1B visa fees.

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