The U.S. educates them, but then, experts say, these students often face such a difficult path to longterm employment in this country that they must look elsewhere at a time when skilled workers are in high demand. Read more.
The package also includes spending priorities that direct the Department of Labor (DOL) to use funding to support community college capacity to deliver workforce programming and to better connect the public workforce system, educators, and employers in local industry partnerships. Read more.
The CR will continue to fund the majority of government programs at FY 2019 levels, while providing some programs additional funds to meet specific demands, like an increase in funding for the Census Bureau in the lead up to the 2020 Decennial census. Read more.
The Texas economy relies heavily on temporary work visas, like H-1Bs, to hire highly trained, highly skilled employees from abroad. But H-1Bs have been subject to tougher scrutiny, with denial rates on the uptick. Read more.