Tuesday, August 7, 2018

‘U.S. Workers Only’: Companies Hesitate to Hire Foreign M.B.A. Students

Photo: Melissa Golden for The WSJ
The Trump administration’s tougher visa policies are narrowing job opportunities for international graduates, school officials say
For years, coming to America for business school was a fairly reliable way for many international students to land prestigious, well-paying jobs at big U.S. companies. Tougher worker-visa rules imposed by the Trump administration are quickly changing those odds.
Despite a booming economy and near full-employment, companies recruiting from top U.S. business schools are advertising more jobs that clearly note only U.S. citizens or legal residents need apply, university administrators say.
In the first half of 2018, companies posted more than 877,000 jobs with the request that candidates have U.S. citizenship or work authorization from the federal government, a 19% jump from last year, according to an analysis of 25 million job advertisements on company websites and social-media platforms that research firm Gartner Inc. conducted for The Wall Street Journal.
Less than half—47%—of U.S. companies plan to hire international graduates from U.S. business schools this year, down from 55% of in 2017, according to a survey of 1,100 employers by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the GMAT entrance exam used by many M.B.A. programs.
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