I don’t have a lot of time today as our benefit for Wounded Warriors is tomorrow, but I’m betting that anybody that wants to look at this list can find the majority of these companies have filed numerous applications for LCA’s (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3).
All you have to do is look for maps in the menu items and there are numerous ways to see if these companies are guilty.
Today, at the White House Upskill Summit, the Administration is announcing new steps to help realize the full potential of America’s workforce by empowering workers with the education and training they need to develop new skills and earn higher wages. Over 100 leading employers, who employ more than 5 million workers, are making concrete commitments to empower front-line workers across their businesses, in partnership with 30 national labor unions, and accelerated by new innovative data and tools. During his State of the Union address earlier this year, the President launched a new Upskill Initiative, calling on businesses to help workers of all ages earn a shot at better, higher-paying jobs, even if they do not have a higher education. The commitments being announced today already represent significant action and progress since the President’s January call to action.
As part of this Summit, the companies, unions and tech innovators are announcing that new tools and opportunities that will be made available to millions of front-line workers to get ahead in their careers:
- 100 leading employers are answering the President’s call to action and announcing new commitments to provide opportunities for their front-line workers to get ahead by expanding access to apprenticeships and on-the-job training; increasing uptake of training opportunities by making them cheaper, easier, and faster; and clarifying what skills workers need to get ahead within their companies. The President and Vice President are challenging other employers to follow their lead.
- 30 national and local labor unions and major foundations are also working with employers to expand access to best-practice training strategies like apprenticeships, and by targeting small businesses and industries like retail and hospitality where there is an opportunity to help millions of low wage workers earn a reward for better skills.
- New data tools for workers and employers: To accelerate these efforts, the private sector and tech leaders are inspiring innovation and developing efficient tools that disseminate best practices for employers and workers, so that more can follow those who are leading the way.
When all Americans have the opportunity to master new skills, contribute their full talents to our economy, and be rewarded for it, our businesses, our families and our communities thrive. The President has laid out an agenda designed to increase wages for workers across the country, through steps that range from providing tax relief to working families, increasing the minimum wage, improving access to higher education and investing in areas that support well-paying jobs like infrastructure, research and clean energy. The Upskill Initiative is a public-private effort that is a critical part of that agenda, meant to create clear pathways for the over 20 million workers in front-line jobs who may too often lack the opportunity to progress into higher-paying jobs.
Developing the skills and abilities of these workers, and empowering them to contribute more at work, presents a significant opportunity to improve their wages and to increase the productivity and competitiveness of employers. Front-line workers are too often stuck because of three primary challenges: lack of access to training, which is often focused on workers who are already highly skilled; low uptake of training where it is available, due to limited awareness as well as difficulties in finding the time and money needed to take advantage of it; and a lack of clear information on pathways to promotions, which makes it hard for low wage workers to take the steps needed to advance.
Like many other software developers who are unable to find work because they have been displaced by temporary workers on temporary visas like the H-1B, I can’t buy an interview and I still have the skills simply because skills are not the tools such as development languages, etc.
Skills in software are the understanding of the “Logic” that is necessary to make the systems work together.
And Analysis skills.
And mine are stronger than ever.
And yes, even though I have 30 years experience with these skills in the hottest demanded jobs, and even though I attended re-training similar to what is being announced here, I still can’t buy an interview, not even in the United States Civil Service.
Which makes me worry that we are setting these people up for failure simply because we continue to:
- Send our jobs offshore which decreases available jobs
- Allow in illegal immigrants which decreases available jobs
- Import temporary workers on temporary visas which decreases available jobs
- Population continues to increase which increases the need for available jobs.