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Tech industry warns that more remote work jobs are being headed out of the US


WASHINGTON—Tech industry representatives are on Capitol Hill this week to warn that the trend towards remote working will lead to more offshoring of software developers and other tech jobs unless the United States admits more highly skilled immigrants.

Remote tech jobs jumped more than 420% between January 2020 and last month, growth that has been intensified by the pandemic, according to a review of employment data by Tecna, a trade group for advice. regional technology. In February, more than 22% of all tech jobs were listed as remote, up from 4.4% in January 2020.

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