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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:21 PM

Asian-American citizens hold slight edge over non-citizen Asians in SF Bay Area tech jobs

Source: San Jose Mercury News

The total jobs Asians hold in tech workplaces are almost evenly split between Asian-American citizens and non-citizen Asians, according to an analysis of the latest Census Bureau data by this newspaper.

Census Bureau data for 2010 released in late November shows that just more than half of all Bay Area tech jobs were held by Asian workers and their double-digit employment gains since 2000 came from jobs lost among white tech workers.

An analysis of the Census data shows that among tech jobs held by Asians across the Bay Area, 25.5 percent belonged to citizen Asians -- as the Census Bureau classifies them -- with non-citizen Asians holding 24.6 percent of the jobs.

The data helps underscore some of the tensions in tech workplaces around the Bay Area as white workers are displaced by both citizen- and non-citizen Asians, who are often allowed to work in the United States through H1-B visas that give preference to workers with tech skills.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_22147394/citizen-asians-hold-slight-edge-over-non-citizen

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