Sometimes described as the “unfinished business of globalization,” labor migration raises complex and sensitive political, human rights, economic and social concerns, as well as an array of legal and regulatory challenges. Migration accordingly occupies a prominent place on both national and multilateral policy agendas and in public discourse.
Against this backdrop the International Organization of Employers (IOE) has created a policy working group on international labor migration, chaired by USCIB’s senior counsel Ronnie Goldberg, charged with establishing the IOE position in the debate and with providing guidance to members and companies.
This policy working group recently issued a position paper which focuses on several aspects of international labor migration of immediate and practical concern to business.
“Labor migration, particularly the movement of highly skilled personnel and intra-company transfers, are key issues for USCIB companies,” said Goldberg. “Through IOE, we have s seat at the table and an opportunity to make our case in the many international bodies discussing this issue.”
In developed countries competition is increasing to recruit skilled immigrants to meet shortages in key industries. Employers are working with governments and other social partners to identify where skills shortages exist and proposing measures to rectify the situation.
Staff contact: Ronnie Goldberg