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Neumann: Iowa Hiring Foreign Workers

Thousands of foreign-born skilled workers have moved to Iowa in the past decade to snap up high-paying jobs in technology that have gone begging. The flow of trained temporary workers, many of them computer analysts and researchers from Asia, have filled a chronic need not met by college graduates from Iowa. "We can't find enough people to fill these very specialized jobs," University of Iowa economics professor GEORGE NEUMANN said. "Employers have been desperate." Neumann said that a study he co-wrote at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business found that more college graduates are moving into Iowa than are leaving. The Burlington Free Press is located in Vermont.


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