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  • Critical reform (policy, politically) on immigration from Day One: Freeze corrupt H1B and L1 visas

    11/28/2016 1:25:25 PM PST · by Javeth · 33 replies
    I was having a conversation on the weekend with a politically mixed crowd, and an interesting conclusion emerged: 1. EVERYBODY in the room--Republican, Democrat, Independent-- hated the H1B and L1 guest worker (cheap labor) visa programs and agreed that they've become incredibly corrupt and abused by the likes of Disney, Facebook, the Chamber of Commerce and other crony capitalists and politicians, and had to go. Even many of the Dems, some of whom (gag) had voted for Hillary, harshly criticized Obama for his negligence on H1B enforcement and were so fed up that they'd vote for Trump in 2020 if...
  • Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers

    04/30/2015 5:10:15 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 83 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | April 29, 2015 | Patrick Thibodeau
    At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. --snip-- [Disney:] "H-1B workers complement - instead of displace - U.S. Workers." It explains that as employers use foreign workers to fill "more technical and low-level jobs, firms are able to expand" and allow U.S. workers "to assume managerial and leadership positions." --snip-- "Some of these folks were literally flown in the day before to take over the exact same job I was doing," said one of the IT workers who lost his job. He...
  • Foreign Workers Could Be Replacing Charlotte Bank Employees

    04/09/2009 11:24:11 PM PDT · by IT Grunt · 6 replies · 604+ views
    IT Grunt ^ | 4/12/09 | Tunnel Rat
    One of the dirty little secrets of the offshoring/outsourcing fiasco in I.T. is the onshoring of workers through the use of third parties.
  • Inviting Our Own Problems

    05/30/2007 6:00:35 PM PDT · by OneHun · 356+ views
    The New American ^ | 2007-05-28 | Kurt Hyde
    Interview of Robert Sanchez by Kurt HydeAmericans have regularly been forced by their employers to train the foreigners who would be taking over their jobs. Fox News reported on a particularly tragic example of job displacement that took place in 2003: “Kevin Flanagan, a computer programmer with Bank of America, was fired from his job after being forced to train his replacement, an Indian worker who was taking over Flanagan’s job as part of Bank of America’s effort to replace its American workforce with foreign labor. Flanagan walked outside into his office parking lot and shot himself to death.” The...
  • (Vanity) The New Colonialism, or, Out of One, Many

    06/03/2006 10:01:34 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 837+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-03-2006 | grey_whiskers
    One of the staples of progressive thought, especially as taught at the University level, is the historical record of colonialism and exploitation of less-developed countries at the hand of Western Europe and the United States. According to this model, much of what is currently the Third World is only in that condition because it has been plundered, and its goods and natural resources expropriated for the benefit and profit of others. Examples include sub-Saharan Africa, many Central American and South American countries, and Southeast Asia. There are a couple of comments to make about this. First of all, is it...
  • Career Watch [Job outlook for recent college graduates in information technology]

    09/15/2004 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 3 replies · 942+ views
    Computerworld ^ | September 13, 2004 | Julia King
    Q&A: Joe RichTitle: Executive vice president Company: Clark Consulting, Marlboro, Mass. What he does: Having just surveyed 37 U.S. IT companies about their college recruiting plans, Rich is lukewarm at best in his optimism about new IT graduates' job prospects in the U.S. high-tech sector. The main reason: Graduate hiring by U.S. high-tech companies this year increased by a mere 1.6% over 2003. What's more, although the total number of new college graduates has increased, most U.S. high-tech companies hired fewer college graduates this year than in 2003. What is the near-term IT employment forecast for recent university graduates? Hiring...
  • IT Jobs Chill

    09/15/2004 10:00:28 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 46 replies · 1,020+ views
    Computerworld ^ | September 13, 2004 | Frank Hayes
    SEPTEMBER 13, 2004 - The annual IT workforce study is out from the Information Technology Association of America. And for once, it's genuinely useful. Gone is the rah-rah boosterism of years past. Gone are the million-new-jobs estimates that never came true and the predictions that most new IT jobs would go wanting because there just weren't enough U.S. IT people to fill them. Instead, it's a sober assessment stuffed with information of value to anyone hiring or looking for work in corporate IT. Much of that information is clearly presented in the report, which you can get at www.itaa.org/workforce/studies/04wfstudy.pdf. And...
  • Get set to jet set to Uncle Sam

    08/06/2004 11:09:56 AM PDT · by neutrino · 27 replies · 623+ views
    The Times of India ^ | August 6, 2004 | PRIYA RANJAN DASH
    Get set to jet set to Uncle SamPRIYA RANJAN DASH TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ FRIDAY, AUGUST 06, 2004 12:03:18 AM ] NEW DELHI: India seems to have finally acquired some trade chutzpah. It is all set to offer a free trade agreement on services to the champion of free trade, the US.  The offer has already been discussed between prime minister Manmohan Singh and commerce minister Kamal Nath and will be brought to the cabinet shortly. New Delhi feels the FTA deal would be a win-win for both the countries. While American banks and insurance companies can open as many...
  • U.S. Tech Workers Bear Brunt of Immigration Policy

    04/29/2004 9:17:16 AM PDT · by looscnnn · 44 replies · 234+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2004 | Matt Hayes
    In April, 2003, Kevin Flanagan, a computer programmer with Bank of America (search), was fired from his job after being forced to train his replacement, an Indian worker who was taking over Flanagan's job as part of Bank of America's effort to replace its American workforce with foreign labor. Flanagan walked outside into his office parking lot and shot himself to death. A year later, it's no surprise that the impact of foreign labor (search) on American workers has become a potent political issue this campaign season. What Americans need to understand is how complicit the U.S. government has been...
  • Effort afoot to exempt 20k from H-1B cap

    04/21/2004 2:45:57 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 6 replies · 267+ views
    Computerworld ^ | April 19, 2004 | Patrick Thibodeau
    There's a new push in Congress to increase by 20,000 the number of foreign workers holding H-1B visas. Proposed legislation would accomplish that by exempting foreign graduates with advanced degrees from the visa cap. The bill, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), is supported by Compete America, a coalition of manufacturers, academic groups and IT vendors such as Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., Oracle Corp., and Sun Microsystems Inc. This year's H-1B cap of 65,000 was reached in mid-February, less than five months after the Oct. 1 start of the federal fiscal year. Smith's bill, the American Workforce...
  • Lost Your Job Yet?

    04/12/2004 10:04:50 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 202 replies · 876+ views
    Computerworld ^ | April 12, 2004 | John Pardon
    Frank Hayes' fears about techies bailing out of a declining American IT workforce are already being realized ["ITAA's Job Dream"]. I've done it. I concluded that IT is largely a dead-end career for Americans and opted out so that my wife could pursue advanced degrees in education and move up in a field that can't be so readily outsourced or filled by guest workers. I rebelled at my former employer's "wage compression," outsourcing and use of H-1B and L-1 visa holders. One year ago, I resigned my IT job at NCR Corp., a Fortune 500 company based in Dayton, Ohio,...
  • Outsourcing Grandma to Mumbai

    03/31/2004 1:20:31 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 12 replies · 230+ views
    Computerworld ^ | March 24, 2004 | Ben Rothke
    In "The Brain Center at Whipple's," a classic Twilight Zone episode, a ruthlessly efficient businessman, Wallace Whipple, deals brutally with his employees when he decides to fully automate his factory. Installing computers and robots, Whipple drives a longtime dedicated worker to take desperate measures to protect his job. In the end, it is Whipple who finds that he is no longer needed when he is replaced by a similarly behaved robot. The message of that episode from 1964 rings true today. Whipple's goal was efficiency; today, it's saving money, and it's being done by outsourcing application development overseas. Outsourcing has...
  • How to Prevent Offshoring From Taking Your Job -- A guide for the thinking technologist

    03/22/2004 1:11:04 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 14 replies · 913+ views
    Computerworld ^ | March 22, 2004 | Howard Adamsky
    The offshoring of technical positions is on the upswing. According to Forrester Research Inc., offshore programming jobs have nearly tripled over the past three years, from 27,000 to an estimated 80,000, as reported in the March 1, 2004, issue of Business Week. This trend will probably continue.American technologists are competing for positions with anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection. To be blunt, if you're a technologist, there's a chance that your position will be outsourced sometime down the road. If you want to save your position by ensuring that no one sees the work you do as...
  • Strapped Employers Hope to Expand Visa Program

    03/18/2004 11:11:43 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 14 replies · 200+ views
    Computerworld ^ | March 15, 2004 | Strapped Employers Hope to Expand Visa Program
    - WASHINGTON -- Manufacturers and high-tech companies are starting a long-shot effort to persuade Congress to boost the number of visas allowed for foreign workers with advanced degrees from U.S. universities as a way to get around a cap on visas.Given the growing political concern about sluggish job growth in the U.S., companies that depend on foreign workers say it's unlikely that they can win a direct expansion of the number of H-1B visas from the current limit of 65,000 a year; all of the visas for fiscal 2004 -- which began Oct. 1 -- were handed out by...
  • Offshoring and Lowered Expectations

    03/08/2004 3:14:41 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 150 replies · 400+ views
    Computerworld ^ | March 8, 2004 | Dan Gillmor
    MARCH 08, 2004 - One of the best things about living and working in Silicon Valley is the quality of the people. I'm frequently the least-knowledgeable person in the room, and probably the stupidest. I get to learn from the ultrasmart and creative folks I meet. So why do I have an uneasy feeling these days about the place, even as an economic recovery for the technology industry starts to gather steam? One factor abounds with irony. A few years ago, I wondered if the Valley was sowing the seeds of its demise by creating the communications and collaboration tools...
  • Offshore Advocates Woo Silicon Valley

    03/08/2004 3:09:14 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Computerworld ^ | March 8, 2004 | Mark Hall
    MARCH 08, 2004 - ... execs and denounce politicians who campaign against the shipping of U.S. high-tech jobs abroad. At the Software 2004 conference in San Francisco last week, Romesh Wadhwani, chairman of Symphony Technology Group LLC in Palo Alto, Calif., exhorted an audience of 1,100 IT vendor honchos, including 400 CEOs, to get on the offshore bandwagon in order for their companies to have a viable, profitable future. "Most software companies that reinvent their business model will use offshore in a large and strategic, not tactical, way," he argues. Translation: More software development work is heading to India. As...
  • Ya Gotta love it! (Hillary the Outsourcer)

    03/05/2004 7:45:06 AM PST · by Keen-Minded · 27 replies · 442+ views
    JOB DESTRUCTION NEWSLETTER ^ | 03/05/2004 | Rob Sanchez
    Here's an excerpt from a newsletter I get indicating how Hillary Clinton took the bait that Lou Dobbs set for her and hit her between the eyes. She was on CNN decrying the companies who outsourced jobs to cheap foreign labor and telling all of the things she was doing to stop it and create jobs here. Then Lou hit her with the fact that she helped TATA consulting set up offices here to OUTSOURCE American jobs. She responded with " but they created 10 jobs in the buffalo area. What she didn't mention was that of those, 70% are...
  • America needs a plan, not a debate on offshoring

    03/04/2004 9:43:07 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 12 replies · 217+ views
    Computerworld ^ | March 2, 2004 | William Mougayar
    MARCH 02, 2004 - The U.S. needs a plan that clearly describes the risks, rewards, opportunities and challenges of offshoring. The national debate over this highly visible phenomenon is escalating, but it seems deadlocked. To get past this impasse, the White House should commission an unequivocal report that defines the benefits and drawbacks of offshore outsourcing, describes its full impact on the U.S. and world economies, and provides very specific details on how to cope with it with minimal stress and disruption.Without a national plan, the issue will remain undefined and be allowed to meander. Statements made by the Federal...
  • U.S. lawmakers: L-1 visa program needs changes

    02/16/2004 11:28:18 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 2 replies · 151+ views
    Computerworld ^ | February 5, 2004 | Grant Gross
    Two laid-off U.S. workers testified before a U.S. House of Representatives committee yesterday that they were fired by IT companies and replaced with cheaper labor brought to the U.S. under a worker visa program designed to fill jobs needing special skills. Patricia Fluno, a programmer from Orlando, said she and about 14 other employees of Siemens Information and Communications Networks Inc. were laid off in mid-2002 and forced to train their replacements from India. "We lost our jobs, and we had to train our replacements so there would be little interruption to Siemens," Fluno told the House International Relations Committee....
  • Tech pay: banks are best, IT management tops

    02/12/2004 10:51:02 PM PST · by Euro-American Scum · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Got two Y Chromosomes, an advanced IT degree and a H1-B or a Green Card? Didn't make $68,000 last year? Maybe you're being being short-changed on your pay-packet. Whoa! It's not that simple, actually, according to data released by IT job researchers Dice. For that figure is just the average salary of IT pros across age-groups, specialisation baskets and geographies. The same figure for women, predictably, is lower - at $62,000. Actually, sex and age have a lot more influence on tech salaries in the US -- the source of sustenance for the majority of Indian H1-B and L-1 pros...