Can Hiring Foreign Workers Be the Solution to the Skills Gap

Hiring from abroad can be a viable solution to fill the labor shortage, but contractors must be knowledgeable on permit and visa requirements

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Construction contractors may find hiring workers from abroad can help bridge the skills gap and fill their labor shortages. However, employers are responsible for compliance requirements — so contractors who aren't familiar with visa and permit basics need to get educated before hiring foreign workers from any country abroad.

There are a variety of visa options available and conditions for when each is likely to be used. There is also a variety of compliance issues to be aware of and procedures that must be followed.

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