What is the most common job for immigrants? Construction laborers occupy the top spot among immigrant workers (26 percent) and the third spot for native workers (11 percent). Construction managers and carpenters are also among the most common occupations for both native-born and foreign-born workers in this sector.
What is immigrant workforce? Immigrant Workforce and the Economy. Body. Immigrants make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but they are 16 percent of the workforce, and are concentrated in occupations and industries at the high-, middle-, and low-skilled levels.
What types of jobs did the immigrants work? The report finds that foreign-born workers are employed in a broad range of occupations—with 23 percent in managerial and professional occupations; 21 percent in technical, sales, and administrative support occupations; 21 percent in service occupations; and 18 percent working as operators, fabricators.
Can I work in the US as an immigrant? If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience, you may be able to live and work permanently in the United States by seeking an employment-based immigrant visa. The Permanent Workers webpage describes the five employment-based immigrant visa preferences (also called categories).