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Professors warn that grads could face competition from H-1B workers

Patrick Thibodeau | Nov. 18, 2013
H-1B workers, many under 30 and getting entry-level work, compete directly with new grads

Gupta said the visa program should be focused on supplying the workers needed to fill the most pressing, hard-to-fill jobs -- not as source of low-cost workers.

"If you stop the flow of H-1Bs," Gupta told the audience of House policy analysts, "it will encourage businesses like us" and "it will encourage the offshore businesses to start investing in local workforces. Today, they have no incentive to hire an American workforce."

 

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