Does a technical recruiter qualify to be sponsored for an H1b visa?
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In a nutshell, Paul says why the computer jobs are not increasing like they were before 2000.
Folks, if America is the only country that has opportunity, and we destroy that opportunity here in America.
Where will we find the opportunity to rise to the level that our skills are capable of taking us too.
When I first started researching this back in 2007, I wanted to know why I couldn’t get back to work.
After all, I still had the skills, but I couldn’t buy an interview, let alone a job.
So I dug, and dug some more, and nine years later I still continue to dig and I can tell you this for a fact after all of those years.
When I first started this journey, every dark alley led to somebody named Paul Craig Roberts that I had never heard about.
He had already done the research that I was doing, and he had published the very numbers that I am publishing now.
And on his website, he describes his background and all of the high up positions that he had held and he states that he can’t get published anywhere anymore and I used to wonder and think that makes no sense.
But after all of these years researching it, it makes perfect sense.
Our media, owned by our corporations, is slowly but surely silencing those who would disagree with the viewpoint that they want to promote.
And I now realize that with a single stroke of the pen, the Dept of Labor made it possible for all of these corporations to ignore those of us who have been in the software industry for decades simply because we have seen too many people with impeccable degrees, or certifications that could not carry their weight in the market place, so we never obtained the degrees or the certifications because to us they are not a good indicator of whether you can do the job, or not.
Would it help if we went back to school and got our degree?
I used to think it would until I read Norm Matloff’s stories about highly skilled individuals with impeccable credentials that can’t get hired because of their age.
Case in point would be the Dropbox example.
Here’s a personal example. Some years ago I gave a talk in a public debate on H-1B, and after the talk a man came up to me, introducing himself as the CEO of a Silicon Valley firm. He said, “You’re wrong about our hiring H-1Bs as cheap labor. There really is a tech labor shortage, and my company is having real trouble finding software engineers.” I replied, “Well, my wife is a software engineer. I’ll have her apply for a position in your company, and we’ll see what happens. Her surname is different from mine, so you won’t know it’s her.” He immediately backtracked, protesting, “No, that’s not fair, she’s probably making too much money!” Indeed. Clearly this CEO had cheap labor as his first priority; quality didn’t even enter into the conversation.
I’ve seen this happen countless times. In a recent posting, for instance, I described my encounter with a Dropbox VP:
A few months ago I was invited to participate in an industry panel whose featured speaker was a Dropbox Vice President. Actually, an over-35 friend of mine had just applied to Dropbox the week before — and had been summarily rejected the next day, with the firm not even bothering with a phone interview. My friend has a Harvard degree, 20 years of software development experience, and most important, specific modern skills that Dropbox wants. When I mentioned this, the Dropbox VP, who is in charge of recruiting, admitted that he doesn’t have time to even glance at the tons of CVs his firm receives.
Clearly Dropbox’s summary rejection of my friend shows that quality isn’t Dropbox’s priority filter either. Instead, he too was perceived as “making too much money.” And remember, Dropbox was one of the major founders of Fwd.us.