There is much controversy these days regarding immigration. Citizens of many countries who are unemployed, are unhappy with the number of immigrants coming in and taking jobs that they feel should go to them. Business are perplexed as to whether or not to hire immigrants because of the disputes, however, they are finding out that many immigrants can bring benefits to the business that the local citizens are not able to contribute because they lack the necessary skills.
Those from other countries that seek a life in better countries often come with knowledge, skills and talents that aren’t available from the local citizens. It may just be the skill of giving the perfect manicure or pedicure to doing a beautiful job with lawn care and gardens. Many immigrants bring ethnic cooking skills that are unavailable locally.
With the down-slide of the economies all around the world, businesses are looking for any way they can to increase business. With the knowledge, skills and talents that the immigrants are often able bring with them, business are finding they can benefit from these skills immensely, which can mean an increase in services they are able to offer.
With the ability to offer more services involving a specialized skill or talent, particularly with expertise in an area that is in demand; this can only lead to an increase in business turnover for the company and thus a greater revenue can be generated.
Hiring immigrants is, for the most part, less expensive on the company budget as well, because immigrants will often work for much less money than a local citizen. Most immigrants aren’t dependent on benefits either, which again, makes it easier on the budget for the companies which hire them.
Immigrants are usually satisfied with using their knowledge, skills and talents to do the job they were hired to do and are not anxious for advancement or promotion within the company. This diligence is due in large part to their desire to become full citizens of their host country. Once they do become legalized and have their citizenship in place, they are willing to study to further their skills and bring an even greater benefit back to their employer.
Many businesses have found that it is prudent to provide legal assistance to help the immigrants they hire to become full citizens as well. It keeps them on the right size of the law themselves as most countries have strict laws regarding hiring immigrants without proper work-permits.
For many new immigrants to any country, the language barrier can often pose a problem. In addition to providing legal assistance to help them stay in the country, companies even offer to pay for classes to teach them the country’s native language. They see this as an investment in the company’s future business.