As you can see, this overwhelming tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers is simply overloading the number of jobs being created.
This is because we are sending the jobs being created to other countries via free trade agreements which decreases the number of jobs available here in America.
And then we are allowing this tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers to be imported which is totally overwhelming any jobs created, which also decreases the number of jobs available here in America for American citizens, both native born, and foreign born.
Do you not believe that the American citizens whose lives have been destroyed by these Indian Companies who refuse to hire Americans in America and condemn everything we believe in, should have an American Congressman, or woman, standing up tall and proud besides them and telling their story?
Infosys management routinely disparaged Americans, including Mrs. Awasthi, as not having “family values,” and stated that layoffs in America are good because the jobs will be outsourced.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating the American holiday of Thanksgiving, telling her that she should not celebrate Thanksgiving because she is Indian, and that therefore she must work on Thanksgiving Day.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthiâ€™s children for celebrating Thanksgiving, and called them “ABCD” short for “American-Born Confused Desi,” and “IBCD” short for “Indian-Born Confused Desi,” insulting terms used to criticize people of Indian ancestry who are Americanized.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating Christmas, saying that “we” do not celebrate Christmas, and that she should not celebrate Christmas. Infosys management repeatedly discussed the quality of Mrs. Awasthi`s work by explicitly commenting on their expectations for “a woman your age.”
Six years of Radio Communications leading to six more years working with electronics, leading to over 25 years where I wore all hats in software, and I currently am working as a janitor at the local VA hospital simply because our Government Officials REFUSE to stand up for Americans in America.
And now I read this stuff, making me wonder who has my back as an American Citizen and a Navy Veteran who did my part to play by the rules.
JH: Even if a company did want to offshore, wouldn’t it only apply to back office functions like HR, finance and IT?
KW: It’s a common misconception that only back office, manually intensive, repetitive or commodity tasks can, and should, be offshored. This hasn’t been true for at least a decade or more. Low-cost locations have their fair share of scientists, PhDs, medical doctors, veterinarians and other skilled professionals. This has allowed specialist services such as project management, pharmacovigilance, data management, biostatistics and testing to be provided to human pharma for years.
JH:But the savings from any functions or roles that have been offshored wouldn’t really be significant, would they?
KW: The differential (labor cost arbitrage) between the total annual compensation cost for a local employee in a high cost location (e.g. the US, western Europe, Japan, etc.) and an offshore worker is just too great to ignore.
Let’s do the arithmetic. Payroll typically comprises 70% of the cost base (excluding manufacturing) for any company. Let’s assume half of the roles can be offshored and labor cost arbitrage savings are 75%. That works out to a bottom line reduction of over 25% not including additional savings from the reduced need for office space and infrastructure.
JH: How easy is it to push through offshoring strategies? Don’t governments and employee unions oppose these sorts of plans? And can management risk a large number of experienced employees being made redundant and the rest continually worried about their job security?
KW: Despite public statements to ‘bring jobs home’, several federal and state governments around the world continue to outsource actively (to service providers whose offshore teams do the work) because it offers value-for-money to taxpayers.
Admittedly, governments set up ‘enterprise zones’, often in deprived areas within the country itself, offering tax breaks that reduce the labor cost arbitrage compared to offshoring. Unfortunately, these zones find it challenging to attract the volume and type of talent needed to be world class. Unions and the remaining workforce tend to accept offshoring when they recognise the alternative might be the closure of the entire business if their cost base remains non-competitive.
A comment on facebook that pretty well sums up what is happening in the STEM industry
We need guest worker visas for lawyers, then maybe that @$$ would change his tune. Just take some dude from India, give them a few weeks of training so they can spout some legalese, and then have that new Indian “lawyer” compete with this guy on price. I can hear him saying “LoL, you can’t replace me that easily.” Uh huh, that’s what we all thought. Here’s the news – they don’t have to be anywhere near your level of competence to take your work. If the people making decisions don’t know enough to tell the difference between competency levels, have fun trying to explain why you are worth more in a world where decisions on your value are made in 10 seconds or less. When you start complaining that newly-minted paralegals from India shouldn’t be compared to you on a dollar-per-hour basis, we’ll call you a racist. When you say that your x years of experience should matter, we’ll say that the world changes so fast that your experience only makes you obsolete. When you try to complain about the sub-par results being produced by your replacement, less than 1% of people in the world will even understand what you are talking about and the only ones listening who understand will be other out of work lawyers.