Finding qualified personnel is one of the most important factors when selecting the ideal location for a subsidiary in the United States. C.A.S.E. economic development experts will strongly recommend that you research this subject well and take professional advice from a labor attorney and/or a HR consultant. This will allow you to understand and appreciate the differences to your home countries employment and labor culture.
As to recommendations for legal assistance, the states where you have a preference in setting up an operation can help you with referrals.
With regard to labor costs, C.A.S.E. members will give you detailed salary data matching your requirements in recommended regions and communities.
We would also invite you to visit the following web-sites:
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Employer Associations of America, www.eaahub.org describes itself as The National Network for local Workplace Solutions and offers links to state/regional/local member organizations across the U.S.A. Surveys on compensation for executives, wage and salaries, policies and benefits can be purchased.
To learn what is of concern to employees, you may wish to visit www.aflcio.org the homepage of America's Unions.
You will learn about what unions do and how a union can be formed in your U.S. subsidiary.