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The Importance of Foreign Born Workers in Massachussets

Apr 25, 2014

The BRA Research Division released two new presentations this week on foreign-born workers in Massachusetts. Immigrants are an increasingly important source of labor for the Massachusetts economy. These presentations focus on foreign-born workers who are “high-skilled”, or who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The first presentation, titled, “High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force”, provides a detailed overview of high-skilled foreign-born workers.  The second presentation, “High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force: U.S./Foreign Degree” examines where this population obtained their degrees: in the U.S. or in their home country.

Alvaro Lima, Director of Research, presented on this topic at The Boston Foundation today, at a symposium titled, “Breaking Barriers, Expanding Opportunity: Tapping the Potential of Immigrant Professionals in Massachusetts.”  The gathering explored pathways to opportunity for foreign-trained immigrant workers in Massachusetts.

Both of these presentations are available in the Foreign Born section of the BRA Research Division’s website.

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