Wednesday, April 9, 2008

U.S. digital shops look for talent overseas

Advertising Age:
U.S. digital agencies are recruiting more foreigners as a way to address a domestic talent shortage, as well as build staffs with diverse skill-sets. Hiring from an international pool can significantly increase the expense of recruiting, with one New York shop last year spending around $100,000 on immigration-related legal fees.

...and Immigration lawyers are making a bundle for filling out 3 forms with their eyes closed
Been there, done that! Twice!
One used a lawyer and spent an exorbitant fee on documents and masses of paperwork that nobody needed, for a visa that costs $150.
The other one, did it ourselves, wasted a bit of time messing with USCIS in the country and realised it's smarter to go to Canada. 2 days later, all sorted.

And you know why talent outside the country is better? Because they aren't insulated from the rest of the world.

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