How can the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs end homelessness for Veterans when they will not hire Veterans? WG-7408-2 – Food Service Worker

If it were not for my mother letting me stay at her house, I would be a homeless veteran.

I have the best skills that there are in Software Development, yet I can no longer get hired in Software Development because of age discrimination and things like CASTE that Americans have never heard of.

Don’t believe me, Google Disney and HCL or the University of California at San Francisco.

Or you can watch this video

https://youtu.be/YSyRMtT0-sM

Today I received this message about the entry level job that I applied for:

N O T I C E  O F  R E S U L T S

VHA SOUTH TEXAS HCS SAN ANTONI

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/EMAIL

APPLICATIONS

APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY

SAN ANTONIO TX  78229

VIRGIL  J  BIERSCHWALE,

Date Issued:    December 14, 2016

Phone:  (830)998-3486

This is a record of your application for Federal Employment in the occupation shown above.  This is not a job offer.  This notice

provides information contained in your record as it appears in the files of the Servicing Office shown above.  Your qualification and any

veteran preference claims are subject to verification.

Series – PositionTitle: 7408 – Food Service Worker (WG-2)

Vacancy ID:     1845895

Announcement Number:    VHA-671-17-JG-1843895BU

Date of Availability:   11/14/2016

Full-time Employment:   Yes

Geographic Availability:

Kerrville, TX

Veteran Preference:     5 Points – TP (not adjudicated)

You must meet all medical, suitability, and qualification requirements to be considered for a position.

Spec Code:      Spec Title:     Grade:  Rating:

001     Food Service Worker     02      IBER

Rating Code:    Rating Message:

IBER    You were rated ineligible because you do not meet the basic eligibility requirements for this position as

        explained in the vacancy announcement OR you did not provide an answer to this question on the

        occupational questionnaire.  Please be sure to read each announcement for complete qualification

requirements and instructions on “How to Apply”.

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL MESSAGE.  IT IS AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED.

For additional information, please refer to the vacancy announcement for this position.

For those wondering, this is about as low as you can go on the totem pole at the VA which is why I say it is Entry Level.

As you can see, they rated me ineligible for this position, so let me tell you the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say.

Back on 5 May 2015 they offered me a position of WG-7408-03 which is one pay grade higher than this position, yet they never brought me on board.

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So I wrote Senators Cruz and Cornyn and they ignored me and then I wrote Congressman Lamar Smith who negotiated on my behalf and they ignored him as well.

Around February of 2016 I actually received a job programming computers for half of the market rate and I gladly accepted it after being unemployed for five long years.

About 2 months later I got a call from the VA in San Antonio wanting me to start in a few days doing housekeeping which I accepted.

I think this was because I had filed an age discrimination complaint with the office that does that within the Department of Veterans Affairs – I believe it is called OIG or office of Internal General or something like that.

I gave it my best shot to work two full time jobs at 80 hours per week, but I couldn’t hack it so I had to choose between the computer job where my net pay was $1,207 every two weeks or the VA job where my net pay was $637 every two weeks.

Which I did.

Sadly, in September of 2016 this job ended and I find myself unemployed once again even though I have the skills that are in high demand in the software industry.

Which is why I applied for these entry level jobs.

After all, surely the Department of Veterans Affairs hires veterans for entry level jobs so that they can end Veterans Homelessness?



As I have stated, I have the most demanded Software Skills as I am a Computer Systems Analyst

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Yet I can’t buy a job with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Software Development even though I have tried many, many times

But they will hire a H-1B Contractor and let them work from Communist China using Privately Owned Equipment to maintain the systems that they use to track American Veterans Data?

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Click on the link above to read the full document.

 

Ginni Rometty, hiring means nothing to Americans when those getting hired are not Americans.

A day ahead of meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan, the CEO of software company IBM announced plans to hire 25,000 people for “new collar” jobs over the next four years.

CEO Ginni Rometty broke the news in an editorial Tuesday, detailing how 6,000 people will be hired in 2017, Trump’s first year in office. The company also plans to invest $1 billion in training and development of its U.S. employees during Trump’s first term.

“Today, leaders in business, government and across civil society in the U.S. and around the world are grappling with disruptive changes in technology, markets and society, changes that are having a major impact on economies and employment … This is not about white collar vs. blue collar jobs, but about the “new collar” jobs that employers in many industries demand, but which remain largely unfilled,” Rometty wrote.

While the strategy is focused on creating new, permanent jobs, IBM laid off nearly 14,000 workers earlier this year. The Tuesday announcement comes weeks after Trump won the election. The Republican leader spent much of his campaign railing against companies who outsource jobs, but did not mention the role H-1B visa laws – largely used by software and technology companies – affect U.S. workers.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ceo-of-ibm-touts-big-hiring-spree-a-day-before-meeting-with-trump/article/2609604

 

I never thought this could happen to me after so many years of experience, education, and hard work.

So you don’t think this will happen to you or yours?

“Originally Carnival was a big family… I feel so deceived and unappreciated,” another worker, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation from the company, said in a statement to Breitbart.  It’s “inhuman” and “illogical” for Carnival to now “outsource us to India,” the worker said.

The fact that this news “comes merely a few weeks before Christmas… makes the decision that much harder,” Culver added. “My coworkers are worried about their families, their health insurance and whether they will be able to find work after they train their foreign replacement. The atmosphere at work is extremely somber. I am stressed and worried and my coworkers feel the same.”

A spokesman for Carnival, Roger Frizzell, denied the workers’ claim that they are going to have to train their foreign replacements. “The company is transitioning its shore-side IT operations, maintenance and support in North America to an outside firm, Capgemini, to help the company keep pace with the evolving technology environment. All impacted individuals will become employees of Capgemini,” Frizzell told Breitbart in an emailed statement.

“Capgemini subject matter experts will be working closely with individuals to conduct operations assessments to understand how work is currently done and identify process improvements,” Frizzell added in a separate email. “Once knowledge transfer activities have been completed, Capgemini will look to implement new processes and procedures in order to increase standardization and efficiencies.”

Despite Carnival’s assurances that the workers’ claims are not correct, the workers and their legal representation maintain their charge against the corporation.

“Princess Cruise line was just in the news for illegally dumping oil in the ocean.  I guess it should not be surprising that such a company would also dump their American workers for cheap foreign labor,” said attorney Sara Blackwell, whose organization, Protect US Workers, represents high-skilled American workers replaced by low-wage foreign workers.

Blackwell told Breitbart that several of the impacted American workers reached out to her, seeking help following Carnival’s alleged announcement.

“The workers are devastated, shocked and angry,” Blackwell said.

I met with several of them in Miami and participated in conference calls with workers in California.  I watched mothers cry and one of the workers pleaded with me to find a way to help him save his job because he is the only income source and he needs to work for his wife and children.  They were all scared to refuse to train their foreign replacement because they need to provide for their families but they all want to keep their jobs and they do not want to train the foreign workers.  The American workers were told at a town hall meeting that virtually all of the jobs were going to India.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/13/exclusive-claim-carnival-forces-u-s-workers-to-train-foreign-replacements-before-christmas/

 

So the Department of Justice will do NOTHING when Americans are discriminated, but everything when non-immigrant guest workers are discriminated against?

Infosys, HCL, etc. can discriminate against former Disney workers or even lowly american citizens like myself.

But to stand up for americans in America?

It would seem that the Department of Justice is not interested in doing their part to Keep America At Work by hiring Americans in America.

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Utah Staffing Agency

The Justice Department reached an agreement today resolving claims that 1st Class Staffing LLC, a staffing company based in Orem, Utah, discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

The department’s investigation conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), found that 1st Class Staffing’s Fontana, California, office routinely requested that non-U.S. citizens, but not U.S. citizens, provide specific immigration documents to establish their authority to work.  Under the INA, all workers, including non-U.S. citizens, must be allowed to choose whichever valid documentation they would like to present from the lists of acceptable documents to prove their work authorization.  It is unlawful for an employer to limit an employee’s choice of documentation because of their citizenship, immigration status or national origin.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, 1st Class must pay for lost wages to the charging party whose complaint initiated the department’s investigation; pay $17,600 in civil penalties to the United States; participate in department-provided training on the anti-discrimination provision of the INA and be subject to departmental monitoring.

“Employers must ensure that their human resources, hiring and recruitment staff understand and implement proper hiring practices to avoid violating anti-discrimination laws,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division.  “We commend 1st Class for its cooperation and commitment to removing unnecessary and unlawful employment barriers.”

OSC is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.  The statute prohibits, among other things, citizenship, immigration status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation.

For more information about protections against employment discrimination under immigration laws, call OSC’s worker hotline at 1-800-255-7688 (1-800-237-2515, TTY for hearing impaired); call OSC’s employer hotline at 1-800-255-8155 (1-800-237-2515, TTY for hearing impaired); sign up for a free webinar at www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc/webinars.php; email osccrt@usdoj.gov

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or visit OSC’s website at www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc.Applicants or employees who believe they were subjected to: different documentary requirements based on their citizenship status, immigration status or national origin; or discrimination based on their citizenship, immigration status or national origin in hiring, firing or recruitment or referral, should contact the worker hotline above for assistance.

1st Class Staffing Settlement Agreement

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-settles-immigration-related-discrimination-claim-against-utah-staffing

 

They snatch away livelihood of locals here.

It would seem that the people of India do not like other countries taking their jobs even though Nasscom considers the software jobs of the World to be theirs for the taking.

I personally agree with the “sons of the soil” on this one simply because I’ve been down that road for 13 years now and I have experienced first hand the destitution that it causes.

In an op-ed in their newspaper Saamana, Shiv Sena has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect jobs for ‘sons of the soil’. The op-ed said, “Pakistani artistes, technicians and TV people come to India to earn money, while touting words like friendship and ties. They snatch away livelihood of locals here.”

The op-ed went on to encourage Modi to be more like Trump:

“Can India implement a policy like Trump and say that these Pakistanis won’t get a job here and also declare that those who give work to Pakistanis are the enemies of India.”

http://images.dawn.com/news/1176742/modi-urged-to-be-like-trump-not-let-pakistani-artists-take-indian-jobs

 

Donald Trump, because of Bob Iger and Stephen Schwarzman, I do NOT trust you to Keep America At Work – End the #h1b Today

When you hire exterminators like these, you sentence American Families to die of poverty because they are deemed overqualified by every job below software development.

How do I know that?

I personally have been turned down for what I consider entry level work at walmart because my credit was destroyed by the actions of these vultures when I could no longer find work for six very long years.

The Disney discrimination lawsuit makes reference to Bob Iger, Disney’s CEO, who called the type of replacement training “insulting,” based on an interview in June by The Hollywood Reporter.

In this interview, Iger was asked about the outsourcing decision. He defended it and argued that it helped Disney upgrade its technology and created more jobs than were lost. But he also expressed regret about way the outsourcing was handled.

Iger told the Reporter: “The mistake that was made is that we asked people who were leaving to help train their successors. That’s common in the business, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s right. And looking back, I’m sorry that we did that because there’s something insulting about that. That got a huge amount of attention and rubbed people the wrong way, and I completely understand why it would. It just does not pass a smell test, even if it is common practice.”

Blackwell said that Iger never reached out to any of the affected employees to express his regrets.

“I think he is hypocritical by making a public admission that what he did was not okay. without ever reaching out to any of the people that were really the victims,” said Blackwell. “He has a created a lot of problems and lot of heartache.”

Iger’s view about offshore outsourcing may ultimately affect more people than just those at Disney.

Iger was recently appointed by President-elect Donald Trump, along with 15 other business executives, to help the president “bring back jobs and make America great again,” according to the Trump transition team announcement. Iger is also co-chair of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a group that advocates for increasing H-1B numbers and argues it increases job growth.

The membership of the “President’s Strategic and Policy Forum” appears tilted toward firms that favor offshore outsourcing of IT. This includes the forum’s chair, Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of Blackstone, a private equity firm.

In April, Blackstone acquired a majority stake in Mphasis, an India-based IT services firm, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for about $1.1 billion. “The all-cash deal reinforces Blackstone’s bullish outlook on the outsourcing business, where western clients send IT jobs to countries such as India to cut costs,” wrote Reuters in a news report about the deal.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3149535/it-outsourcing/disney-it-workers-in-lawsuit-claim-discrimination-against-americans.html

 

Why is it that Trump will meet with top tech leaders, but not the american citizens that they destroyed? End #h1b today

Mr. Trump, meanwhile, has emphasized the importance of boosting U.S. jobs, a subject that could put tech firms on the defensive. Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are five of the seven most valuable companies in the U.S., yet they generally employ fewer people than big firms in other industries. The five together employ about 600,000 people, many of whom work abroad. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., meanwhile, employs 1.5 million in the U.S. The tech industry’s heavy reliance on software limits the need for as many employees as other industries to manufacture, sell and distribute products and services.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump targeted companies including Apple and IBM for purportedly sending jobs overseas. He said he would “get Apple to build their damn computers and things” in the U.S. Apple says it employs more than 80,000 people in the U.S. and created an additional two million U.S. jobs indirectly.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/top-tech-leaders-to-meet-with-trump-1481501472

 

Actually Nasscom, Protectionism will create jobs – End the #h1b today

For Americans in America.

By forcing all non-immigrant guest workers to go home to India where Nasscom should focus on creating jobs for the people of India.

Industry watchers say this could mean that foreigner workers, including Indians, may face tough scrutiny under his administration.

“Trump is pro-business in his basic approach and as a businessman he will recognise that the only way you can create jobs in the US is for US corporates to be economically competitive. We hope Trump will understand that blind protectionism is not something that will create jobs, on the contrary it will lead to loss of jobs,” President R Chandrashekhar told PTI.

He added that the Indian IT sector is hopeful that any decision that is taken “is based on the consideration of full facts”.

Stating that is watching the developments, Chandrashekhar said it is a “myth” that a company does “one-to-one replacement” to perform the same task at lower cost.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/protectionism-won-t-create-jobs-nasscom-on-trump-s-remarks-116121100658_1.html

The American Software Developers that have been displaced by the one-to-one replacement totally disagree with you on this one.

 

So Displaced American Software Developers should get a job at Walmart when H-1B ‘s have been imported to take their jobs?

right.

We did NOT send our jobs to other countries.

We did NOT import non-immigrant guest workers to take our jobs here at home.

Companies like Walmart did that by paying the Department of Labor for H-1B Hunting Licenses to hunt American jobs in America.

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And when we ask the Department of Labor for help, they send us form letters saying that we should attend a programmers boot camp so that we can get the skills that we have had for the last 3 decades.

Mr. Bierschwale:

 

Your correspondence dated Nov. 4, 2016 regarding your continued employment search was received by the Department of Labor.  Your correspondence was forwarded to me for my review and response.

 

I have attached a copy of our December 30, 2015 correspondence and would like to provide you with the updated and new information to assist with your search.  Please note the updated phone number for the Kerrville American Job Center which is now (830) 257-3171.  Additionally, I have attached new information on the attached flyer for the Patriot Boot Camp which is scheduled for February 3-5 2017 in San Antonio, TX and sponsored by Techstars to assist entrepreneurs in technology careers.  Please note the application deadline is 12/11/2016.

 

Thank you for contacting us regarding your continued difficulty with obtaining employment and again, do not hesitate to contact our Texas DOL-Vets office at (512) 463-2814 for continued assistance.

 

Sincerely,

 

George J. Riedel
Deputy Regional Administrator
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

U.S. Department of Labor | http://www.dol.gov/vets

525 S. Griffin Street, Rm. 858

Dallas, TX 75202
(972) 850-4719  |  Fax (972) 850-4716

 

This electronic transmission contains information that is confidential or legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of such information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone, or return email.

To which I replied.

Folks,

What part do you not understand.
Each of us can teach your computer programming boot camp.
We can’t buy an interview.
We did not send our jobs to other countries.
We did not import non-immigrant guest workers to take our jobs.
We did not sell the H-1B hunting licenses that makes it possible to do that.
The department of labor did that.
And now we are paying the price for your actions.
So when we ask for help, you send us form letters and pass the buck to the texas workforce commission who is as worthless as teats on a boar hog because they too refuse to take responsibility for the creation of this nightmare that ya’ll created.
And to add insult to injury, I just got turned down at walmart because my credit was destroyed by your actions.
There is a reason that Trump was elected.
It is because there are millions of us out here who you refuse to count or help.
We are the uncounted, the expendables, and even the deplorables.
And this is not going to go away because we need jobs.
We have NOT given up looking for work.
But we have realized that our only potential escape is to light a fire under the government or commit suicide.
And after six years of Navy and 30 years of working in the best paying jobs that America had to offer, I find it extremely sad that our government will not stand up for Americans in America and do more to Keep America At Work.
Enjoy your weekend.
I will spend mine in the kitchen that I have in my nearly homeless home.
Virgil Bierschwale
Navy Veteran
American Citizen.
Unemployable Software Developer.
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And if Jeff Sessions, in presenting the results of his investigation to a press conference, uses the word “replace” within the first 30 seconds, we should collectively groan.

As noted, both the executive and legislative branches must resist the entreaties of lobbyists in the reform process. These lobbyists are the best in the business, highly skilled at making plausible arguments for what actually is very bad policy.

The importance of a coordinated, integrated solution cannot be overemphasized. As with health care policy, we have what I call the “pillow theorem”: Pounding down on one side of a fluffy pillow causes the other side to fluff up. For instance, I say to those who sincerely want to help American workers, “Ignore the age issue at your own peril!”, as it enters into almost any policy proposal made so far. The same comment holds for the Intels Good, Infosyses Bad fallacy. A proposal, such as that made by Rep. Lofgren a years ago, to institute a wage ranking system for H-1B but ALSO adding a Staple program, should raise alarm bells.

We the concerned public should be vigilant too. We should insist that the investigation be fully public, including all the data, and that there are people whom the Ordinary Joe can contact to give input. We must make sure we are fully informed of the structural problems in H-1B (see above!). And if Jeff Sessions, in presenting the results of his investigation to a press conference, uses the word “replace” within the first 30 seconds, we should collectively groan.

https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/reforming-h-1b-and-related-visas-what-needs-to-be-done/