Iraq

” The irony is that many Iraqi refugees are highly educated with advanced degrees and high skill levels yet find themselves unable to find work in their professions, whether as doctors, civil engineers, or other specialized professions, because of U.S. certification requirements. The fact that many Iraqi refugee doctors, highly qualified English speakers, are working in McDonalds, if they have a job at all, is an extraordinary waste of human capital, Carey said. Dunn Marcos said employers looking at applicants might hesitate to hire a physician who speaks several languages, for example, and instead choose a low-skilled applicant, because of fear that the physician might leave at the first possible chance. ”

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1905274,00.html?iid=digg_share

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