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Immigration bill could hike IT hiring, or send more IT jobs offshore, says Gartner

Patrick Thibodeau | June 11, 2013
Analysts do note that what's in the Senate's immigration bill today may disappear tomorrow.

The legislation's so-called 50/50 restriction stipulates that temporary foreign workers are limited to 50% of their U.S. workforce by 2017. The bill replaces the current four level prevail wage tier level with a three level system, which would force wage increases. There are displacement and job advertising provisions in the bill that will increase customer lead-times for using visa workers.


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