Tuesday, June 17, 2014

H-1B Visas - Destroying Citizens' Jobs

From "Computerworld" (of all places) comes this bit of info: This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement
At A.B.'s company, about 220 IT jobs have been lost to offshore outsourcing over the last year. A.B. is telling the story because, initially, there was little knowledge among fellow employees about H-1B visa holders and how they are used. They didn't know that offshore outsourcing firms are the largest users of H-1B visas, or exactly how this visa facilitates IT job losses in the U.S. 
"I think once we learned about it, we became angrier toward the U.S. government than we were with the people that were over here from India," A.B. said, "because the government is allowing this."
Read the full article to get the details. . . . and know that our local congressman is behind increasing these visas (see sec 201 of HR 2131).

Michael Vasquez has more on this issue.

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