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Opinion: Technology Industry Relies on H1-B Visas to Sustain Innovation

There have been a plethora of discussions lately about what U.S. immigration policies might change in 2017. This has many technology companies in the U.S. concerned about negative impacts on their workforce. If H1-B and other non-immigrant work visas become more restrictive than they already are, it could negatively impact their productivity and growth.

Take a look at the sharing economy  companies that create mobile application platforms for individuals to offer services, such as rides or rooms  as a great example. Global accounting firm PwC  believes this market has the Opinion Logopotential to grow to $335 billion by 2025. These companies rely on foreign workers in positions related to software engineering, data science, design and system administration which helps drive this growth. These companies, as well as other tech companies, are always looking for qualified applicants. The pool of applicants must include foreign nationals to ensure that companies are able to hire employees with the technical skills they are looking for.

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Opinion: Technology Industry Relies on H1-B Visas to Sustain Innovation