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High Potential Immigrants and the American WorkforceImmigrant Integration Benchmark Roundtable:  High Potential Immigrants and the American Workforce Immigrant Integration Benchmark Roundtable Jane Leu, Executive Director/Founder November 1, 2005 Chicago, IL © 2005, All Rights Reserved, Upwardly Global Overview:  Overview Myths and Misconceptions of Skilled Immigrants Asset-based Approach: The Business Case for Skilled Immigrant Integration Upwardly Global’s Model Myths and Misconceptions:  Myths and Misconceptions Perception: Jerry Yang, Founder of Yahoo, BS, MS EE, Stanford University. Native of Taiwan. Migrant Mexican Workers with limited education and English skills Reality: 250,000 low-wage, yet high-skilled Prime working ages, 24-59 Myths and Misconceptions:  Myths and Misconceptions Reality: Daria,Mongolia Broadcast Journalist Barista Alcides, El Salvador Energy Analyst, Radio Shack clerk Jonas, Cameroon Attorney Security Guard Joseph, Kenya Managing Editor Factory Worker Alicia, Mexico, EE, PhD Fruit stand clerk MaiPhuong,Vietnam Physician Census-worker Sylvia, Peru Biologist Welfare-to-work Alberto, Mexico Banker Hotel Housekeeping Slide5:  Foreign-Born Residents Outpace Native-Born Residents (Residents with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, New York State) Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2005 Slide6:  Median Earnings for Native- and Foreign- Born Residents, New York State Nonzero Earners, 2000) Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2005 Myths and Misconceptions:  Myths and Misconceptions Perception: Degrees don’t count in US Everyone needs to re-license Reality: Employers don’t know how to interpret degrees Relicensing is long, expensive, arduous and arbitrary Myths and Misconceptions:  Myths and Misconceptions Perception: Immigrants don’t speak English Reality: Immigrants speak accented English Myths and Misconceptions:  Myths and Misconceptions Perception: Everyone needs visa sponsorship Reality: Family re-unification is still our immigration policy Myths and Misconceptions:  Myths and Misconceptions Perception: Micro- enterprise/entrepreneurship is the Solution Reality: Only for Some Reality: Separate, but not Equal What are the Barriers for Immigrant Professionals and Employers?:  What are the Barriers for Immigrant Professionals and Employers? The Business Case: Today’s Surplus of Workers is Temporary:  The Business Case: Today’s Surplus of Workers is Temporary 1Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2001 Addressing the Labor Short-Fall: Shifting Demographics:  Addressing the Labor Short-Fall: Shifting Demographics Emerging Global Labor Market:  Emerging Global Labor Market Immigrant Professionals Are a Resource for Multinationals with Offshore Employees Approximately 33 million people in a sample of 28 low-wage countries had a university degree and up to 7 years of work experience Middle-manager scarcity is a constraint to growth in offshoring for many countries Many smaller countries can be attractive offshoring locations 'The Emerging Global Labor Market', McKinsey Global Institute, 2005, Presentation by Diana Farrell, 2005 Emerging Ethnic Consumer Market:  Emerging Ethnic Consumer Market Ethnic Purchasing Power More Than Doubled Since 1990 Spending Power by Ethnic Groups (in Billions) 1990 – 2004 with 2009 projections Source: Selig Center for Economic Growth, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia (2004), Thomas Tseng Presentation, New American Dimensions Canadian Model:  Canadian Model The upside of full integration: $13Billion increase in personal incomes Tie immigrant integration to innovation and competitive advantage Seek to be 'country of choice' for skilled immigrants Raise immigration levels to offset labor shortage Regional dispersion of immigrants Upwardly Global’s Solution: Services for Immigrant Professionals:  Upwardly Global’s Solution: Services for Immigrant Professionals Goal Setting Job Search Skills Workshops Resume Writing and Cover Letters Connections to American Professional Peers Pre and Post-Hire Mentoring Positions at Upwardly Global Partner Companies Upwardly Global’s Solution: Resources for Employers:  Upwardly Global’s Solution: Resources for Employers Access to Quality, Diverse Candidates Resume database Tools, Resources, Education Winning with World Class Talent Toolkit Online training Annual Seminar and educational events Push companies to change hiring practices Case Studies: BearingPoint and Wells Fargo:  Case Studies: BearingPoint and Wells Fargo Identified entry level management analyst position Working towards global integration Language skills are a plus in their client-serving global business 2004 Champion of Immigrant Inclusion Consumer-focused business Looking for ways to reach domestic ethnic groups Work with Diverse Growth Segments group, not HR 2005 Champion of Immigrant Inclusion Contact Information:  Contact Information 582 Market Street, Suite 1207 San Francisco, CA 94104 T: 415. 834. 9901 www.upwardlyglobal.org

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