As of now, NASSCOM has zero credibility with Keep America At Work

What about the notion there that the Indian IT industry is taking away jobs from qualified Americans?

That’s an issue we’ve addressed and there our position is that all the data clearly points to the fact that there is a substantial shortage of skilled workers in the US; by skilled, I mean technically qualified in the STEM area. The estimates are that by 2018, the number of unfilled STEM related jobs would touch 2.4 million in America, of which at least half are computer and IT related. So, over a million unfilled jobs because of lack of qualified people available in the country — that’s one data point and its US government data.

The unemployment percentage, if you take computer and IT-related people, is around 2%, and all experts reckon that anything below 4% indicates a shortage. (Editor’s note: the US Federal Reserve estimates the long run natural rate of unemployment at between 4.5% and 6%.)

http://factordaily.com/h-1b-visa-indian-it-industry-jobs-trump-nasscom/

All I have to do is look at what I have been through and listen to the stories of the others found on this next link to realize that this is nothing but propaganda.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487763804597717/

 

3 thoughts on “As of now, NASSCOM has zero credibility with Keep America At Work

  1. > The estimates are that by 2018, the number of unfilled STEM related jobs would touch 2.4 million in America, of which at least half are computer and IT related.

    I find it really depressing that people are still making this utterly moronic and baseless claim. I researched this claim over a year ago and posted the results at http://econdataus.com/claim2_4m.htm . Following is the summary:

    As mentioned above, the major error in the claim that “there could be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs by 2018” is that this number appears to be the total openings during the entire decade of 2008 to 2018 and does not account for all of the computer professionals who will be hired during the decade. This alone makes the claim utterly false.

    Even if one did not check the sources, this claim would be difficult to believe. The claim is that there is currently over half a million unfilled jobs in information technology but that in a mere two years (2018), that number will balloon to 2.4 million in STEM (or 1.2 million in computer jobs).

    Finally, it is interesting to note the following statement from page 3 of the paper:

    First, we thank Lumina Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their support of our research over the past few years, and in particular, we are grateful for the support of Jamie Merisotis, Hilary Pennington, Holly Zanville, Parminder Jassal, and Ann Person.

    Lumina states that it is “committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials to 60 percent by 2025” and one of many goals of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is to “dramatically increase the number of young people who obtain a postsecondary degree or certificate with labor-market value”. Also, Bill Gates has repeatedly lobbied for an increase in H-1B visas. That’s not to say that the Georgetown study is skewed in the direction of these goals but this is an additional reason to carefully verify the paper’s analysis and conclusions.

    • I believe what we are doing wrong is we are fighting this via blogs, etc.

      Problem is, unless you have been affected by what we are discussing, you never look at our blogs.

      This is why I believe we need to be fighting it in the printed and televised media via paid advertising.

      Because you are right, it is nothing but propaganda.

  2. NASSCOM is a foreign economic terrorist organization and should be classified as such by the US gov’t.

    We need new laws OUTLAWING all foreign lobbying now.

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