Pittsburgh is no longer a "steel city." Its largest employer is the University of Pittsburgh and its medical center.Duquesne University's Center for Competitive Workforce Development started the Pittsburgh International Communities Project. From a PittsburghLIVE.com article:
But like the rest of America, it still needs a steady infusion of immigrants.
However, immigrants go where other immigrants from their country have gone. And when European immigration stopped, Pittsburgh did not become a destination for immigrants from Latin America and Asia.
Americans who complain about immigration do not know what Pittsburgh knows: We still need immigrants. Always will.
A Duquesne University report released this summer says that as older people retire and fewer young ones are available to take their place, the region may face a shortage of as many as 125,000 workers within a decade, limiting growth and development. The shortage could reach 400,000 in 20 years.Good to read about policy makers taking the baby bust seriously. Does your employment site reach out to immigrant communities? If not, why not?