Implications of the New Immigration Law
INTERVIEW EDGE • APRIL 1991
President Bush signed into law a bill requiring the screening of new immigrants on the basis of skills. In addition, annual quotas were increased from 540,000 to 700,000 for the next 3 years.
However, even this increase will not fully offset a skills shortage in the U.S. As the pool of skilled workers shrinks and the workforce becomes more diverse, organizations will be forced to look at how they interview and manage cultural diversity.
This new law is an important step in creating a larger pool of talent for American business to draw on. What is your organization doing to compete more effectively for diverse talent?