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  • H-1B visa applicants being diverted to O visa: US Senator

    07/20/2017 10:12:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    A top American Senator today alleged that potential H-1B applicants are being advised to apply for an O visa instead of the numerically capped H-1B visas intended for highly-skilled workers to bypass legal restrictions on employment visas. While H-1B visa is for foreign guest workers with high skilled capabilities, O visa programme, is intended for use by those who have extraordinary abilities...
  • Tech Mahindra to hire over 2,000 people in US this year (IT division recruiting at US colleges)

    07/15/2017 3:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | July 15, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    IT major Tech Mahindra plans to hire around 2,200 people in the US this year, same as last year, amid the American government’s call for creation of jobs in the country. The Mumbai-based company, which has over 6,000 people working for over 400 clients in the US, has been recruiting resources out of colleges in the US over the past four years. “Last year, we hired around 2,200 people and we expect to do the same this year as well,” Tech Mahindra President, Strategic Verticals, Lakshmanan Chidambaram told reporters here. On the reasons for stepped up US hiring, he said:...
  • Trump cancels Obama’s special immigration program for foreign entrepreneurs

    07/10/2017 11:25:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2017 | Srephen Dinan
    The Trump administration put a hold Monday on an Obama-era policy that was designed to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the U.S. to build their companies, saying immigration officials are already overwhelmed with more important work. It’s the latest of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to be unwound by President Trump, and it comes a week before the new policy was to take effect. Under the now-delayed program, foreigners who were trying to build or invest in startup companies were to be granted “parole” into the U.S., which is special permission to be here with legal status and...
  • White ex-employee at Infosys in Plano files suit, claims company favored workers from India

    06/21/2017 8:08:47 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 12 replies
    Dallas News ^ | JUne 21, 2017 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs
    Infosys, the India-based information technology consulting firm with an office in Plano, is facing yet another reverse discrimination lawsuit asserting that it creates a hostile work environment for workers who aren't from India or South Asia. Erin Green, former supervisor at Infosys, filed suit this week in the Eastern District of Texas in Sherman, alleging that he and black and white staffers on his team were denied raises and promotions, and that other "non-South Asian" workers were berated by South Asian company officials. Green, of Frisco, is white and rose to the rank of "head of global immigration" while working...
  • Forum: Tech jobs can offer more than just high salaries

    06/19/2017 11:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 19, 2017 | Kevin J. Conlan
    Tech jobs in the U.S. can offer salaries of up to $100,000 and above, and recruiters are in a rush to find those with the skills needed to fill open positions across the country. The job market has never been better for IT: they unarguably offer the best type of employment opportunities, with high wages, generous benefits, and the comfort of job security. Entering into IT workforce can reap the great rewards of a growing field. Based on job satisfaction, position openings, and earning potential, tech jobs are the most worthwhile. The even better news, however, is that many, if...
  • Iowa IT Firm Caught Posting ‘No Americans’ Job Listing

    06/19/2017 12:59:58 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 47 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 13 Jun 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    An Iowa information technology staffing company last week posted an ad that essentially told American citizens they need not apply.The ad by American Technology Consulting, posted to the recruiting website ZipRecruiter, sought a java developer to work in San Diego. Initially, it stated “H1B Only,” a reference to the H-1B guest worker visa program for high-skilled workers. The company changed the ad and deleted reference to the H-1B visas, but critics said it likely violates the Civil Right Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of citizenship and national origin.“It’s explicitly against the law,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of...
  • University warns over 'inappropriate' lavatory habits - blaming foreign students for defecating ...

    06/19/2017 6:31:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Luke Barnes
    Complete Headline: University warns over 'inappropriate' lavatory habits - blaming foreign students for defecating in the showers and dustbins The memo was emailed to 400 students and 250 staff at Strathclyde University [in Scotland] It reminded them that 'all bodily fluids' needed to be 'disposed down the toilet' The memo singled out the 'different practices' of foreign students But a university spokeswoman later hurridly apologised for the email Students at one of Scotland's top universities have been told off for pooing in showers and bins. Bosses at Strathclyde University were forced to send a memo to the 400 students and...
  • Labor Dept. Promises ‘Criminal Referrals’ for Work Visa Fraud, Say Feds

    06/07/2017 7:16:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    The Labor Department announced that it will increase protections for Americans as much as it can, while cracking down on fraud and abuse within various foreign guest worker programs. In a news release, the Labor Department said it would implement a series of changes aimed at “aggressively” combating fraud and abuse within visa programs like the H-1B visa. Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the...
  • H-1B Reform Policy Closes ‘Diploma Mill’ Loophole

    06/04/2017 8:14:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2017 | John Binder
    A new policy adopted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) will close a tiny loophole that allowed foreign nationals from non-accredited institution to obtain H-1B visas to remain in the U.S. as workers. Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often replaced. Under the new guidelines, the school where a foreign national obtains their degree must be an accredited...
  • Infosys will operate new tech hub in Indy’s OneAmerica Tower, create 2,000 jobs (Indiana)

    05/23/2017 2:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WTTV-TV ^ | May 23, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Leaders from global tech firm Infosys joined Mayor Joe Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to announce that they selected Indianapolis as the home of the company’s first technology and innovation hub in the United States. The company will set up their operations at the OneAmerica Tower located at 200 North Illinois Street. Infosys plans to create up to 2,000 new, high-skilled jobs by the end of 2021. “The 2,000 Hoosiers we will hire and train will help drive U.S. economic growth and innovation in cloud, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning throughout various industries,”...
  • Not just Infosys: Small, mid-size Indian IT cos to step up US local hiring

    05/04/2017 4:23:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | May 5, 2017 | Ayan Pramanik
    India’s small and mid-sized IT services companies are planning to increase local talent mix in the US like their major peer Infosys. The Bengaluru-based Infosys announced its plans to hire 10,000 US citizens in two years and set up four innovation hubs there. While companies such as Zensar Technologies, Persistent Systems are planning to increase the mix of US citizens at their local delivery centres, Infosys’s cross-town smaller rival Mindtree has partnered with the University of Florida through its Gainesville delivery centre to hire fresh engineering graduates and designed a curriculum for its engineering course too. Apart from the proposed...
  • Infosys to hire 10,000 Americans after Trump visa crackdown

    05/01/2017 10:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 1, 2017 | Richard Waters in San Francisco
    Infosys, the Indian IT services company that stands to be one of the biggest losers from a US visa crackdown, plans to hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years, according to the company’s chief executive. News of the hiring spree, due to be announced on Tuesday, is likely to be seen as a win for the White House as it tries to push companies into creating more US jobs. The administration announced a review of the H-1B visa programme a fortnight ago, aimed at stemming the flow of low-cost workers brought in by companies such as Infosys....
  • 4 Tech Companies Lobbying Trump Admin For More Foreign Workers, Mass Immigration

    05/02/2017 9:44:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    In the age of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on the H-1B and strict enforcement of immigration law, tech conglomerates are lobbying the Congress and White House for amnesty and more foreign labor. These are the four tech companies, according to analysis by Quartz, pushing for no reforms to the H-1B visa and legal immigration system, as the current process of bringing more than 85,000 foreigners to the U.S. each year. Microsoft In the first quarter of 2017 during Trump’s presidency, Microsoft lobbied more for immigration and the H-1B visas than any other tech company. In Microsoft’s five out of eight...
  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • Why The H-1B Visa Racket Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed

    04/22/2017 9:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    Billionaire businessman Marc Cuban insists that the H-1B visa racket is a feature of the vaunted American free market. This is nonsense on stilts. It can't go unchallenged.Another billionaire, our president, has ordered that the H-1B program be reformed. This, too, is disappointing. You'll see why.First, let's correct Mr. Cuban: America has not a free economy, but a mixed-economy. State and markets are intertwined. Trade, including trade in labor, is not free; it's regulated to the hilt. If anything, the labyrinth of work visas is an example of a fascistic government-business cartel in operation.The H-1B permit, in particular, is part...
  • Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Policy Is Dangerous Nonsense

    04/21/2017 12:18:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 04/21/2017 | David Harsanyi
    Protectionism is becoming a bipartisan fad. ‘We don’t have a level playing field for our workers,” President Donald Trump told a group of workers in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday. Truth is, if we were to ever level the playing field with countries like Mexico and China, the average American worker would be making $3 an hour and spending his pittance on Third World health care and decrepit housing. Please, don’t level the playing field. When few things are going your way in politics, though, it’s customary to return to rhetoric that made you successful. So, as Republicans have been unable...
  • 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs, claims report

    04/20/2017 6:32:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    PTI ^ | 4/20/17
    Talent shortage is acute in the IT and data science ecosystem in India with a survey claiming that 95% of engineers in the country are not fit to take up software development jobs. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, only 4.77% candidates can write the correct logic for a programme -- a minimum requirement for any programming job. Over 36,000 engineering students form IT related branches of over 500 colleges took Automata -- a Machine Learning based assessment of software development skills - and over 2/3 could not even write code that compiles. The study further...
  • H-1B Experts on Trump’s Order: ‘This Is What We Elected Him For’

    04/18/2017 7:55:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/18/2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump is getting praise from experts on the H-1B foreign guest worker visa for his ‘Hire American’ Executive Order which calls for a review into the system’s abuse at the expense of American workers. Although the H-1B visa is only meant to be used by a U.S. company when there are no American workers with the skill-set needed for the job, critics argue the program is riddled with abuse and fraud, leaving Americans to sometimes train their cheaper, foreign replacements before being fired. Trump’s new executive order targeting abuse by U.S. companies, as Breitbart News reported, calls for...
  • Report: POTUS TRUMP to Sign Order That Will Overhaul Visa Program for High-Skilled Workers

    04/18/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    The H1-B visa program, which is used by tech companies to bring in high-skilled workers, will see a bit of an overhaul on Tuesday when the President issues a new executive order. The President will sign the executive order at a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which reportedly will make it far more difficult for U.S. employers to “look overseas for workers to fill middle-income jobs”.
  • Trump To Sign ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Orders (H1B Visas Finally Targeted)

    04/18/2017 7:23:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday directing a government-wide review aimed at putting new teeth back into decades-old “Buy American” and “Hire American” directives. The 220-day review process, which could lead to additional executive orders and possibly legislation, will focus on preventing foreign workers with H-1B visas from, as one senior administration official put it, “undercutting American labor at less cost,” which the official labeled as “an abuse” of the current system. “This is a clear statement from the president of the United States to shore up some of these abuses,” the official continued....