But Axxess told the Dallas Morning News: “Our goal is to hire the best of the best.”
Putting Axxess’s claim in the Dallas Morning News side-by-side with their H-1B labor condition applications gives two alternatives. If we take Axxess’s word that the workers represented on the LCA are the “best of the best” then the company deviated from the truth on their submissions to the government. If Axxess told the truth on the LCAs that these are workers whose skill is not sufficient to command the average wage, then it told a whopper to the Dallas Morning News about their H-1B hiring.
Either way Axxess makes out like a bandit by using H-1B to hire foreign workers on the cheap.
Axxess whined to the Dallas Morning news that:
[T]he company posted jobs on its website and job boards and reached out to Texas universities but struggled to find enough candidates with needed skills, like fluency in advanced programming languages.
Duh! When your company is looking for “advanced” skills but pays substantially less than average ($21,000 a year), of course you are going to struggle to find people.
The Dallas Morning News needed to include companies like Axxess among those that use H-1B for cheap labor.
Our silence enables this…
To World Business Chicago,
As I was reading through your introduction of “Who We ARE” it says that World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city. Those attributes mentioned, specifically dealing with job growth and promotion, are the backbones for promoting job growth and economic vitality for a city and its residents. Creating well-paying jobs gives rise to a thriving middle-class and helps to maintain a stable tax base not only for the city of Chicago, but for the entire state.
I was very disheartened when I reviewed your Board of Directors. I saw that Paula Steiner is a board member. It’s surprising that you would have a person serving on your Board of Directions that has laid off more than 500 skilled and talented IT workers. Layoffs are never an easy thing to deal with. However, not only were these workers laid off but Paula Steiner made the decision to replace these hard working and skilled American workers with H1B visa workers from an India based outsourcing contractor.
The caliber of those American workers laid off should not be questioned. Its Paula Steiner’s decision that needs to be questioned. CEO Paula Steiner said, “As full-time retiring baby boomers move on to their next chapter, the makeup of our organization will consist more of young and non-traditional workers, such as part-time workers or contractors.” What was she actually saying here? All of a sudden 500 workers decide that they will retire. Her words are a mockery to your organizations mission statement of “Who We Are” and are a true meaning of hypocrisy.
When you replace those American workers with H1Bs, those jobs are not coming back. The H1B worker is hired at a much lower salary than the American worker let go. In the long run, the median salary in the IT profession decreases along with potential jobs. More often than not –the American worker will have to train their foreign replacement before being let go. And what about the well- being of those laid off American workers? What is the ripple effect of those workers lost salaries to the community? I would be very interested to hear what Paula Steiner has to say regarding that question.
Your organization was created to foster job growth. By having Paula Steiner on your board goes against what your purpose of being is all about. She has become a Poster Child for layoffs and off shoring good paying American jobs.
“Today, I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we building the world we all want?” Zuckerberg wrote. “Our greatest opportunities are now global — like spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science. Our greatest challenges also need global responses — like ending terrorism, fighting climate change, and preventing pandemics.”
How many American lives have you personally shattered by actively working to replace them with H-1B non-immigrant guest workers and Illegal immigrants?
That is what I will remember you for.
Saw this post, and felt that it was time.
what is surprising to me is, both classes of workers are infact two sides of the same coin, but each fighting for their rights individually. Should tech workers, from both sides unite for a collective voice ? if they should, and could, what could be a better effective vehicle to communicate ‘workers’ solidarity ?
I am specifically introspective of ‘abuses of workers rights,’ and wage discrimination
How do we make it so that the workers of our world who have technology skills can provide for their families without the government and businesses of each country playing them against each other in a chess game that enriches few and destroys many?
Art has a very good point.
Personally I think skills has nothing to do with it as I’ve seen that the most requested H-1B skill is “Computer Systems Analyst” and I have numerous projects doing that under my belt and I can’t buy a damn interview.
Hey Virgil, something occurred to me last night.
I have already suggested that the government should check for American workers before accepting an H1B application. But I thought of this additional issue.
When an American cannot be found with the requested skill, that information should be retained. Obviously, if a business operating in the United States has to obtain a foreign worker to obtain the skills they need, then THAT INFORMATION should be sent to the Department of Education as a urgent need to include that skill in their adult curriculum at community colleges, at least in the area of concern.
Folks, the citizens of America, young and old, are our garden.
For them to prosper, so that America will prosper, we need to water them and by that I mean it is up to the leaders of our great country to mentor them, and train them, and support them as they acquire the skills that we need as a country.
Since our so called leaders are not doing that, I personally believe they are no more than scoundrels raping and pillaging our great country for their benefit and they should be treated as such.
Whenever a disaster occurs, the human instinct is to cover it up. That usually is not possible in civil engineering where a building collapse produces a pile of debris.
When a software project fails, the only visible evidence is an accounting ledger that is much easier to conceal. When a software project fails, all involved, from the executives who cooked up the idea to the consulting companies that built it, try to cover up the disaster. Because of this ability to conceal, there has not been strong effort to prevent software disasters from occurring.
We can distill all these software engineering failures into a simple business problem: Software costs too much.
If you wanted to address that cost problem in a scientific way you would:
- Use development tools that maximize productivity;
- Set up physical work environments to maximize productivity;
- Ensure developers have the right equipment to do their jobs most efficiently;
- Put in place personnel policies to reward and retain the most productive developers; and
- Put in place software management policies to ensure systems are properly designed and to prevent scope creep.
That kind of change requires knowledge of the software development process. These are issues that your average accountant has no conceptual understanding of.
But accountants make high-level decisions in corporations.
When you put the software cost problem in the hand of accountants, they understand it as: American computer programmer cost $90 an hour and Indian computer programmers cost $80 an hour.
The obvious flaw in that accountant analysis is that in the best case it simply makes disasters cost less.
I shared with Stefan an experience I had before law school. I joined a project written in C++ that had serious performance problems. The original developers were not familiar with table joins in database queries. They wrote the system so that it used millions of nested queries where one query would suffice. I was in the process of replacing these millions of queries with single queries that obviously boosted performance tremendously.
While working on this issue, a senior accountant-type in the company (without consulting anyone familiar with the structure of the system) hired an Indian body shop to rewrite the entire system in Java to solve this problem. Their legion of H-1B programmers slavishly copied the C++ code into Java, including the parts that used millions of queries where one would suffice. The result was even slower than the original — another software disaster.
It is this fundamental problem of software cost that is driving the demand for H-1B workers. Unfortunately, cheap labor on H-1B became a distraction from fixing the underlying problems in software engineering. The H-1B opiate has thwarted the advancement of software engineering and undermines American leadership in this area.
Acosta supports amnesty for illegals and a continued inflow of foreign workers
In January 2012, at an event organized by former Gov. Jeb Bush’s Hispanic Leadership Network, Acosta urged politicians to create “a pathway to legal immigration” despite strong public opposition. He said:
They [the illegal aliens] go nowhere. As the Secretary said, they’re not meant to go anywhere. We need a solution. Several individuals here on the panel were involved in finding a solution several years ago under President [George W.] Bush, and we need someone who’s going to say, we have to enact immigration solutions. Part of that means figuring out what we do with all the individuals that are already in our nation. We need them here. They provide construction jobs. They provide agricultural jobs. We need to figure out a way to address that. We need to figure out a way to then have the pathway to further future legal immigration. If we do not take it all at once, we’re not going to solve it. You cannot solve part of it without solving the other part. You cannot address immigration without answering, what do you do with the individuals that are already in the United States? So let’s just get it done, and let’s get it done quickly.
View the video here.
Under current rules, the federal government annually provides work permits to roughly 1 million contract workers and Green Cards to roughly one million immigrants each year, just as four million young Americans join the workforce. The high level of immigration has been supported by the GOP’s business wing, including President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
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Kansas Agricultural Scientist Convicted in Theft of Engineered Rice
A federal jury returned guilty verdicts today in the case of a Chinese scientist, who was charged with conspiring to steal samples of a variety of rice seeds from a Kansas biopharmaceutical research facility.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorney Tom Beall of the District of Kansas made the announcement.
Weiqiang Zhang, 50, a Chinese national residing in Manhattan, Kansas, was convicted on one count of conspiracy to steal trade secrets, one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property and one count of interstate transportation of stolen property.
Evidence at trial established that Zhang worked as a rice breeder for Ventria Bioscience in Junction City, Kansas. Ventria develops genetically programmed rice to express recombinant human proteins, which are then extracted for use in the therapeutic and medical fields. Zhang has a master’s degree in agriculture from Shengyang Agricultural University in China and a doctorate degree from Louisiana State University.
According to trial evidence, Zhang acquired without authorization hundreds of rice seeds produced by Ventria and stored them at his residence in Manhattan. The rice seeds have a wide variety of health research applications and were developed to express either human serum albumin, contained in blood, or lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein found, for example, in human milk. Ventria used locked doors with magnetic card readers to restrict access to the temperature-controlled environment where the seeds were stored and processed.
Trial evidence demonstrated that in the summer of 2013, personnel from a crop research institute in China visited Zhang at his home in Manhattan. Zhang drove the visitors to tour facilities in Iowa, Missouri and Ohio. On Aug. 7, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found seeds belonging to Ventria in the luggage of Zhang’s visitors as they prepared to leave the United States for China.
The FBI’s Little Rock, Arkansas, Field Office and Kansas City, Missouri, Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas investigated the case. Trial Attorney Matt Walczewski of the National Security Division, Trial Attorneys Brian Resler and Evan Williams of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask of the District of Kansas prosecuted the case.
Earth to DOL.
Three simple rules explain what is happening even though you refuse to admit it.
- Our population continues to grow which means we need more jobs for our citizens
- We send our best paying jobs to other countries which decreases the jobs available for our citizens.
- We import non-immigrant guest workers to take our best paying jobs here in America which decreases the jobs available for our citizens.
Yet you spread this horseshit.
Teen labor force participation has been on a long-term downward trend, and the decline is expected to continue to 2024, the latest year for which projections are available. A number of factors are contributing to this trend: an increased emphasis toward school and attending college among teens, reflected in higher enrollment; more summer school attendance; and more strenuous coursework. Parental emphasis on the rewards of education has contributed to the decline in teen labor force participation. Tuition costs have continued to rise dramatically, as has borrowing to pay for college. Taxpayers can qualify for tax credits to help defray tuition costs. Teen earnings are low and pay little toward the costs of college. In a teenager’s 24-hour day, except for sleeping, school activities take up the largest amount of time. Teens who do in fact want jobs face competition from older workers, young college graduates, and foreign-born workers. This article examines labor force participation trends for teens ages 16‒19, using data from the Current Population Survey. The article also examines labor force projections data from the Employment Projections program the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.