Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Trump’s immigration crackdown has U.S. companies wary of hiring foreign tech workers

The San Jose Mercury News reports:
U.S. companies are thinking twice about hiring foreign tech workers amid uncertainty about immigration policies from the Trump administration, according to data released Wednesday by job searching site Hired.

The number of interview requests from U.S. companies to foreign tech workers dropped by 60 percent between the second and fourth quarter of 2016. Interest in hiring foreign tech workers ticked back up after the presidential election, but it was still down 37 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

Foreign tech workers were also less interested in applying to U.S. jobs after the presidential election. From the third and fourth quarter of 2016, the rate at which foreign workers accepted interview requests from U.S. firms dropped by 4 percentage points.

Hired said the decline was “likely the result of uncertainty around immigration policies” following the presidential election.
Imagine that.