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US state of Florida desperate for nurses, looks overseas

13:28 20/02/2006
A shortage of nurses throughout the US state of Florida isn't showing any signs of easing despite the best plans by hospitals to fill vacancies, newly released statistics show. The Florida Hospital...

US banks help immigrants send money home

15:53 30/01/2006
Every month, José Valencia sends between $300 and $400 to his sisters and other relatives in Ecuador from the Delgado Travel office in Queens, N.Y. Diana Ransom of the Christian Science Monitor...

Australia continues searching world for skilled migrants

18:11 23/01/2006
From the small town of Toowoomba near Australia's Gold Coast, Dennis Davey is searching the world for people to work in his 200-person engineering company. The Los Angeles Times reports. He has...

Automatic citizenship for US-born babies faces test

9:18 09/12/2005
It's been a cornerstone of American law since shortly after the Civil War: Children born in the United States become citizens, even if their parents are here illegally. Now some conservatives are...

US demand for workers grows, especially in construction

17:33 25/11/2005
As the Associated Press reports, there's no shortage of work for Mike Kirby, a 21-year-old apprentice electrician in Iowa who's lately been on the job 10 hours a day, seven days a week. He and others...

US Congress votes to increase visa fees, not visa limits

17:07 21/11/2005
Thousands of India's skilled workers hoping for a career in the US may be disappointed. The House of Representatives has passed its version of the budget deficit reduction bill without any proposal...

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