Friday, June 14, 2013

Immigrants and Their Children in the Future Workforce | Center for American Progress

Immigrants and Their Children in the Future Workforce | Center for American Progress

Our nation is in the midst of two great demographic shifts. The largest generation of Americans – Baby Boomers – is reaching retirement age and will leave the workforce en masse within the next two decades. The retirement of the Baby Boom generation will create millions of replacement job openings, even as economic growth creates the need for additional workers to fill newly created jobs. At the same time, our nation is becoming more demographically diverse. Immigrants and their children make up a growing share of the population that will be entering their prime working years over the next two decades. With large numbers of jobs coming open in every sector of the economy and at all skill levels, immigrants and their children will play a vital role in reshaping the workforce, filling essential jobs, and sustaining economic growth....

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