The H-1B Employment Effect
Date: April 1, 2015
The Partnership for a New American Economy’s new research brief, “The H-1B Employment Effect,” shows that high-skilled immigrants create jobs for U.S.-born workers in states across the country.
Key findings include:
- By 2020, 700,000 American jobs will be created by the high-skilled foreign workers awarded H-1B visas between 2010 and 2013.
- More than 20 states will see more than 5,000 American jobs created by these H-1B workers by 2020.
- Two of the top ten states – Michigan and Pennsylvania – gaining the most jobs from recent H-1B workers are in the Rust Belt, an area hit particularly hard by the recession.