Jobs are the lifeblood for national economies and family budgets. The search for economic opportunity often drives people to move around the globe. The most educated and highly skilled workers are in demand, and immigration policies often reflect that priority. Less skilled would-be immigrants, however, are often subject to tighter restrictions – even in nations where native citizens refuse to take on harvesting, construction, cleaning or other difficult tasks. Advanced technology reduces the need for labor; employers also rely on outsourcing, contract workers and the internet for digital work, including tax preparation, X-ray analysis or graphic design. Nations fiercely compete for jobs while multinational corporations reduce labor costs to increase profits.

Unwanted Immigrants: America’s Deportation Dilemma

Passing immigration laws is easy – moving the uninvited people back home is far more difficult
Joseph Chamie
July 27, 2010

The World at Play: Soccer Takes on Globalization

The game offers lessons for managing movement of talented professionals around the world
Branko Milanovic
June 15, 2010

Debt and Unemployment: Is Global Capitalism Responsible? – Part II

Lingering high joblessness in US threatens global prosperity
David Dapice
April 26, 2010

Mind the Gap: Public and Government Views on Migration Diverge

Turmoil likely until the costs and benefits of immigration are addressed frankly
Joseph Chamie
October 16, 2009

Thai Workers Fly to Sweden Where the Wild Berries Are

Temporary work by thousands offer jam for Swedes and earning for Thais
Bertil Lintner
September 23, 2009

Will the Crisis Reverse Global Migration?

The crisis will affect migration, but less than feared and in more complex ways
Jayati Ghosh
July 14, 2009

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Indian Job Ad Receives 2.3 Million Applicants

A young, educated workforce is expected to boost the economy
Victor Mallet
September 21, 2015

The Bitter Story Behind the UK's National Drink

Investigation describes poor housing and sanitation, low wages and child labor
Justin Rowlatt and Jane Deith
September 11, 2015

Indonesia Nabs Ship Believed to Carry Slave-Caught Fish

Associated Press tracked trawler with satellite beacon and alerted Indonesian authorities
Margie Mason
August 18, 2015

Indian Rapper “Overwhelmed” by Success of Protest Song Against Unilever

Company questions if poisoning is linked to work at thermometer factory
August 11, 2015

Be Honest: You Don't Care If Your Pretty Dress Was Made by Child Slaves

Shoppers can't resist a bargain
Julia Hartley-Brewer
July 30, 2015

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