May 13, 2013 at 6:32 AM
More visas issued as U.S. tech grads struggle to find work
Large technology companies are greedy
It depends on what qualifications you’re talking about. There are plenty of technically qualified people here in Western Washington and around the country who are whiz-bangs at what they do, who have been laid off from full-time jobs with benefits and then hired back as contractors for half the wage that their education and technical chops deserve [“Do visas for skilled foreigners shut out U.S. tech workers?” page one, May 5].
There are plenty of technical whiz-bangs who were laid off and are now working part-time. All of them, according to The Seattle Times article, have applied to hundreds of jobs at Microsoft.
But Microsoft does not want to hire Americans — who have the legal right to live and work in their own country and expect not only an appropriate wage, but respectful treatment, and will walk if they don’t get it. Microsoft wants to stock its company with low-pay, desperate-for-a-job slave labor.
Information Week, InfoWorld and Computerworld are well-respected technical journals whose reporters, like those from The Seattle Times, have done a good job of reporting on the Microsoft lies. But the most telling rebuttal of the “We can’t find Americans” lie comes from a pirated video taken at a meeting of companies dedicated to the H-1B story arc, teaching them how to craft job ads that are unfillable and otherwise lie and cheat their way to gutting this nation of its prosperity by depriving the highly educated and completely employable of their dues. Visit the Programmers Guild to be disgusted by this blatant greed.
Victoria Leo, Federal Way
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