The decline in birth rates has been underway for 20-30 years, depending on the country. Every country says they hope to import immigrant workers but – this is global… some countries will be more attractive for the limited supply of immigrant workers than others
“We don’t have enough workers in the United States of America to fill all the job openings that are out there,” Walsh said Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC. “It’s a bigger threat to our economy than inflation is at this point, than a recession, because we need to fill these jobs.”
Walsh pointed to immigration reform as a long-term solution to the issue. Lawmakers need to develop additional legal pathways for immigrants to apply for visas, and focus on how to use immigration “in a positive manner,” he said.
The U.S. will push for more immigrant workers and future residents. This means U.S. workforces will increasingly become international teams, working right here. This means we need more managers with global and cross-cultural experience in the U.S. – and those too are likely to be imported.
To remain competitive, U.S. workers need to aggressively develop global skills and embrace a global mindset. But is this going to happen? The alternative is that those of us in the U.S. will be working for more and more foreign born leaders and the best jobs will go to them – because by definition, they are global and most of us Americans are not.