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Do skilled workers want to come to America?

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American tech firms and advanced manufacturers have a new problem, a labor economist says: China and India want their workers.

Edward E. Gordon, author of Winning the Global Talent Showdown and seven other books about jobs and looming shortages of skilled workers here and abroad, says the United States can't count anymore on importing foreign talent to make up for shortages here. Instead, he says, China and India, who face growing shortages of their own, are competing for those workers.

At WaterSaver in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February released "A Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs," created by World Business Chicago, to drive Chicago's leadership in the global economy and articulate clear, actionable strategies for economic growth and job creation. | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times

Gordon says America has been relying on imported talent since the 1930s. He says won't be possible anymore.

"Around the world the talent hunters are on the prowl," Gordon says.

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