Monthly Archives: September 2009

Opportunity fuels skilled immigrants’ exodus

By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY

It wasn’t the U.S. economy that convinced Tao Guo to leave the USA. It was the Chinese economy.

After 24 years in the United States, the 46-year-old naturalized citizen moved to Shanghai in December to take a high-level position at WuXi AppTec, which does research for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

He’s among a growing number of highly skilled immigrants who are leaving the USA to take jobs in their native countries, particularly India and China. The International Monetary Fund projects that China’s gross domestic product will grow by 7.5% this year and India’s by 5.4%. In the USA, the GDP is projected to contract by 2.6%. Continue reading

Cross-border Dreams still alive and kicking

Job opportunities may have shrunk in the short-term for Indian immigrants in some countries. However, the long haul still looks very bright for the young and skilled workforce. Continental Europe is wooing Indian workers and the Indian government is providing support. Global careers are definitely not a thing of the past, finds Ishani Duttagupta of The Times of India. Continue reading