Migration for Employment

Bilateral Agreements at a Crossroads

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This report opens with an overview of bilateral agreements and other forms of labour recruitment of foreigners in several OECD countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States) as well as in the Philippines and Romania.  It then has a series of chapters describing the management and implementation of these practices and analysing the impact of these agreements on labour markets, economic development and migration policies of both sending and receiving countries.  It also examines the prospects for this type of migration. The Annex lists the principal agreements signed by OECD countries, by type of recruitment scheme (e.g. seasonal, contract workers, trainees and guest workers).

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Labour Migration to the United States

Programmes for the Admission of Permanent and Temporary Workers

This chapter provides a broad overview of the many ways persons may enter the United States, either to pursue business interests or to work in the US labour force. Immigration law, which governs all admissions to the United States, is generally considered to be the second most complex set of US laws, after tax law. Fundamental to deciphering this maze of legislation and regulations is the realisation that there are two...

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