Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Developed World Needs Migrant Workers

The UN's International Organization for Migration reports that, even in the current economic slow-down, the rich, developed countries will need foreign workers. (See Washington Post article.) Not only will they need high-skill workers to pick up the slack in the professional workforce, but also low-skill workers for jobs native workers will not do. Already there are 200 million migrant or foreign worker throughout the world -- an estimate 45 million in North America. The report sees demand only growing as native population grow declines and baby-boomers retire.

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