In metro Hartford, nearly a third of temporary visas for skilled workers, known as H1-B visas, are requested by businesses that provide outsourcing and consulting services to other companies, according to a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
That's the highest proportion of any city in the Northeast, the study said. By contrast, only 10 percent of Boston's H1-B applications were from outsourcing companies.
Robert Clifford, author of the study that came out Wednesday, said he wanted to learn more about how H1-B visas are used in New England because our region has the most highly educated immigrant population of any part of the country.
He said he wanted to...