Bloomberg BNA – NAFTA Rewrite Could Shift Tech Talent to Canada, Mexico

on 01 | 17 | 2017

Researchers addressing the state of tech hiring, nationally and beyond, turn to Riviera data to assess the landscape.

(Bloomberg BNA) NAFTA Rewrite Could Shift Tech Talent to Canada, Mexico

Three years ago, Mexican entrepreneur Mike Galarza founded a fledgling automated bill pay platform called Entryless. The San Francisco-based tech company now boasts of clients around the world.

Galarza entered the Silicon Valley tech scene while on a TN visa, created under the North American Free Trade Agreement for high-skilled Mexican and Canadian professionals to work in the U.S.

Now Galarza is worried that the career path he took could be in jeopardy with President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to re-write the trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It’s difficult enough, Galarza said, for tech entrepreneurs to find enough U.S. talent without looking to foreign high-skilled engineers who might only be able to work in the U.S. on a TN visa.

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