Monday, May 4, 2009

Your Call 050409 Are foreign workers still an economic asset?

Are foreign workers still an asset in a struggling economy? On the next Your Call we'll talk about an increasing unease in the Bay Area about American companies hiring foreign workers or outsourcing jobs. The Bay Area has been a haven for high skilled immigrants and they have returned the welcome by founding half of Silicon Valley's new companies in the last fifteen years. Is the welcome mat about to be pulled back inside? Send us an email at or join us live at 11 am. How will our economy change if foreign students take their diplomas and go home? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Matt Richtel in San Francisco
New York Times reporter, covering technology and telecommunications from the San Francisco bureau. He currently writes the monthly column "VC Nation," about the venture capital industry.

Vivek Wadhwa at Duke University
Fellow with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.

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