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Saturday, August 3, 2013
With too many Virginians out of work, good jobs in our state are going unfilled. I see it every day where I work at a large employer with more than 55,000 employees throughout the U.S. We have jobs that require skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields, but we can’t find enough qualified candidates to hire.
My employer has a number of employees in this country on visas, but we lose them when their visas expire. If businesses like ours are to grow, we must allow more immigration of skilled tech workers.
That’s why I urge passage of the SKILLS Act in Congress. My thanks to Virginia legislators who support this measure, including Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary committee, Rep. Randy Forbes, committee member, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who recently called on the president to help pass the SKILLS Act.
JOE F. ADAMO
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