IFA CEO: Proposed guest-worker program is too small

04/8/2013 | Fox Business · Entrepreneur online

The immigration reform discussions by business groups, labor unions and the "Gang of Eight" bipartisan group of senators is sound but does not go far enough for guest workers, IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said. Caldeira expressed concern the low-skilled worker cap of 20,000 visas is too small and would account for less than one-tenth of the workforce needed by the franchise and construction industries. "In our industry, we added 150,000 jobs last year, we are forecasted to add 162,000 jobs this year but yet we can't find the workers to meet the forecasted demand moving forward," he said.

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