2014

Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? Panel to Discuss New Report

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Immigration Studies will release a new report on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) employment at a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 20. The new report examines the state of the STEM labor market – both the availability of workers and long-term wage trends. Two of the nation's leading experts on STEM employment join the panel to discuss this new research and to place this information in the context of current immigration reform proposals in Congress, which call for an increase in the number of STEM workers allowed into the country, based on claims of a worker shortage.

An embargoed copy of the report is available for the media upon request.

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Participants:

Michael Teitelbaum, Ph.D.: Senior Research Associate, Harvard Law School; Former Vice President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Commissioner and Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform headed by the late Barbara Jordan; and author of the new book, Falling Behind?: Boom, Bust & the Global Race for Scientific Talent (Princeton University Press)

B. Lindsay Lowell, Ph.D.: Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University; Director of Research, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform headed by the late Barbara Jordan; labor analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor; and co-author of the widely cited "Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market" (Economic Policy Institute)

Steven Camarota, Ph.D.: Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies, and author of the new report

Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.

Contact: Marguerite Telford
mrt@cis.org, 202-466-8185

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