Publication Date

April 2007

Abstract

[Excerpt] Many business people have expressed concern that a scarcity of labor in certain sectors may curtail the pace of economic growth. A leading legislative response to skills mismatches and labor shortages has been to increase the supply of foreign workers. While the demand for more skilled and highly-trained foreign workers has garnered much of the attention in recent years, there has also been pressure to increase unskilled temporary foreign workers, commonly referred to as guest workers.

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Suggested Citation
Wasem, R. E. (2007). Immigration of foreign workers: Labor market tests and protections (RL33977). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.
http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/crs/40/

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