There are several areas of conversation that cause heated debate among the IT channel. However, there is something that every part of the IT sector is not only agreed upon but is also putting its entire support behind.
According to a report in the eCommerce Times, the "Immigration Innovation Act of 2013," also known as the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) bill, has not only united the IT community but also both sides of the political aisle. It is the only piece of recent immigration reform to get in front Congress.
The bill offers H-1B visas and green cards to highly-skilled immigrants who have earned a degree in one of the STEM fields and want to pursue a job in those areas in the United State. With the current growing IT skills gap, an influx of talent is needed now more than ever.
President Barack Obama even touched on this during his State of the Union address last week.
"Right now, there are brilliant students from all over the world sitting in classrooms at our top universities. They're earning degrees in the fields of the future, like engineering and computer science. But once they finish school, once they earn that diploma, there's a good chance they'll have to leave our country. Think about that," he said.
He added that any foreign student who wants to pursue a career in science or technology, or is a foreign entrepreneur who wants to starts a business with the backing of American investors, our country should be able to help with that.
If the bill is passed, Solution Providers will find themselves with a deeper talent pool to search through to ensure they become the resource IT Principles are looking for. VAR Staffing can help any VAR or MSP become the go-to partner with impactful talent.