Greater availability of recent foreign graduates in Washington and New York may have played a role in Amazon’s decision put its second and third headquarters operations in those cities, passing over other top-20 metro hopefuls like Atlanta. Reports have speculated that the expected challenge of finding talent drove Amazon’s last-second decision to split its planned 50,000-job Read more
Just as a migrant caravan now numbering in the thousands set out from Central America to the U.S. two weeks ago, Honduras’ top diplomat in Atlanta was discussing the factors driving emigration from her country — and ways the U.S. can help address it. Maria Fernanda Rivera Fiallos spoke with Global Atlanta during an Oct. 16 Consular Conversation, Read more
Editor’s note/disclosure: This sponsored commentary piece was written by an attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP under an advertising arrangement with Global Atlanta. Historically, foreign national employees who meet the lofty threshold for qualifying as individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors or researchers, or multinational managers have enjoyed a fast track to Read more
Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post written by Justin Russo, an associate in the Atlanta office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. With unemployment at a near all-time low, the pressure is on for employers of all stripes to find skilled workers, but the crunch is especially pronounced in technical fields.
The saying goes, “Happy wife, happy life.” But employers are finding that workers’ domestic bliss — or lack thereof — can impact their own bottom lines. Managing the demands of an increasingly international workforce is about more than providing a clear path for advancement or an enticing cross-cultural career challenge. More and more, corporations are Read more
Editor’s note: This sponsored commentary was written by Kevin Miner, a partner at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, whose Atlanta office is a Global Atlanta annual sponsor. As we approach the end of the first year of the Trump administration, employers are beginning to feel the practical effects of its “America First” approach Read more
Editor’s note: This is a sponsored commentary article written by Kevin Miner, a partner at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. President Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States six months ago July 20, promising substantial changes to the nation’s status quo on immigration. On that point, he has Read more
Who better than the Decatur-based Global Village Project to host the screening in Atlanta of “After Spring,” the documentary about the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, one of the largest for Syrians fleeing the civil war in their ravaged country. The documentary was shown at the Regal theater in Atlantic Station the evening of Feb. 7 Read more
Mayor Kasim Reed spent parts of last weekend at the Atlanta airport, trying to help disentangle families impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order, which also indefinitely blocked Syrian refugees and suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days, caused more than 100 individuals from the affected nations to be detained Read more
Just a week into his presidency, Donald J . Trump has already issued a number of executive orders relating to immigration and border security that will have a direct effect on high-skilled immigrants and the businesses that employ them.