Please watch 60 Minutes Sunday. RE: H1B Visa Abuse
"Please don't turn this political. I want the correct message to get out."
The Blonde lady front row center is a personal friend and former co-worker Dawn Collins from Hicksville, NY. She and I were on the DBA team at New York Life. I parted ways with NYL in 2012. In the years since I left my former team mates have been fired and forced to train their offshore replacements.
I want to give a huge shout out to Dawn for getting the publicity out regarding this blatant corporate abuse of the American IT professional.
MARCH 16, 2017, 3:19 PM| It was supposed to give American companies access to the best tech talent in the world, but loopholes in the H-1B visa program allow firms to outsource American jobs and displace American workers. Bill Whitaker reports on Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT.
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My wife was talking about that this morning, we will probably be watching.
It is pretty hard for this not to be political. I was a software developer in Silicon Valley for several years. There are more H1B workers in Silicon Valley than all of the US. A large percentage of my co-workers were on H1B visas. I was a contractor so I worked with many different companies, large and small.
I have to say that I totally disagree with you. The H1B program needs to be expanded if anything. That is all I will say about it. I am a US citizen so I don't have any bias.
You are wrong in 2017.
Originally Posted by JWC
John, you are missing the point here. The H1B program was started with good intention. However Corporate America is bringing in unqualified talent at low pay to undercut a knowledge backbone of the existing workforce.
The H1B is not being used as intended. It is being abused.
John I have to ask the last year you were actively employed. I get the sense you have been retired for many years. Correct me if I am wrong.
The big 5 Indian consultant companies are also taking advantage of the H1B laws. Microsoft, Apple, and other Silicon Valley firms go out of their way to hire cheap labor via the H1B.
Hold on I have another piece of evidence to share as well. I will show you how labor law firms conspire to eliminate qualified American talent.
"Watch this video and keep it in mind the next time you hear a high-tech industry titan such as Bill Gates complain that he simply cannot find qualified American employees and therefore the country needs more H-1B visas: You'll see a panel discussion that looks like a sit-down with "the families" on The Sopranos, only instead of talking about organized crime these lawyers are discussing the ins and outs of helping employers side-step immigration law."
OK John let's get some more H1B's to shove qualified American job candidates to the unemployment line.
So what is your plan of action Billy M. Is there a formal procedure in place to help American tech workers in place ?
Well now you are asking me to get political. But I will send you an IM for my personal plan of action!
In the interim the Current Administration in the White House who shall remain nameless so I remain totally PC.... Has a cabinet that is prepared to revise this practice. My point here is to raise awareness of this scourge.
So corporate america will do anything to keep costs down and income up ... Who knew?
This link is now circulating on LinkedIN. Quote from
Senior Solutions Architect at OnX Enterprise Solutions
As the saying goes, "Sunlight is the best disinfectant." It is excellent to see CBS bringing this story to light, but it has been a well-known dirty secret of Information Technology for at least 15 years. I hope to see that this report focuses not only on the American workers displaced, but also reports on the relative lack of skills that is common among H-1B replacement workers as well. My IT colleagues and I have encountered numerous fake CVs, falsified skill sets, manufactured certifications and credentials, and even outright fraud - including cases where the technical screening for the actual applicant has been fulfilled by a completely different person. What needs to happen next is for my fellow IT workers to speak out about this morass of corruption among these outsourced IT candidates. If you want to bring your stories to light, send them to me, as I'm building a catalog of these anecdotal data points so that as an industry we can begin to quantify exactly what the damage has been to our professions and organizations.
Must watch 60 Minutes piece on H1B Abuse. It exposes the real issues and is a main stream media outlet that is bravely talking about the issue of H1B abuse. Please tell everyone to watch and to challenge President Trump to step up and act prior to the April deadline for an executive order. Also, challenge your congressmen to act. We need change.