February 24, 2016

JOBS WHITE PEOPLE WON'T DO:

Innovation in the U.S. Relies on Foreigners, New Study Shows (GEORGIA WELLS, 2/24/16, WSJ)

More than one-third of the U.S.-based innovators--scientists and engineers responsible for the advances that drive tech--were born outside the country, according to recent a survey of about 900 patent holders and award-winning scientists in the U.S., conducted by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C., think tank. That represents a disproportionately high number of foreigners, since foreign-born people make up 13.5% of all U.S. residents, the study says.

"We are dependent on immigrants with science and technology expertise," says Robert Atkinson, an author of the report and president of the foundation. "They are making it possible for U.S. companies and foreign companies in the U.S. to gain market share and hire more scientists and engineers."

Posted by at February 24, 2016 6:43 PM

  

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