This is a fresh ad by US employers that recruits US jobs overseas and will eventually replace even more US workers.
USA team - hiring Overseas
DIGIBLITZ IS A REPUTED AND LEADING USA BASED SOFT WARE COMPANY HAVING INDIAN OFF SHORE OPERATIONS AT CHENNAI AND ON SITE LOCATIONS IN UNITED STATES. INTERESTED CANDIDATE CAN JOIN TRAINING PROGRAM.
We require Software Engineers from various skillsets to join our USA team under H1B visa program. The basic qualification of B.E./B.Tech./MCA/MBA/M.tech/Msc is required with very good aptitude skills.
Desired Candidate Profile
We are currently looking for IT consultants with 2-6 years of experience with various technologies like Java/ J2EE, .NET, Oracle Apps, SAP, Informatica, Linux, Oracle Development, Service Oriented Architecture, Data Warehouse etc
US workers need the jobs if we are to recover from this economic cataclysm, be it Recession or Depression. The last Great Depression was not overcome until there was full employment in the US. Rosie the Riveter embodied the nation's zeitgeist, not only overpowering the threat of Axis aggression, but at the same time putting the stop on the Great Depression of the thirties.
Today, most of the movers and shakers in the US are still far more intent on legally discriminating against US citizens and other authorized workers for jobs than they are in putting the people who live in this country back to work in any meaningful way. This is nothing new; it began during the eighties. The unions were broken by management for the benefit of emerging plutocrats throughout the globe. Flush with success in dealing industrial workers a crippling blow, the same miniscule faction of the population set its sights on the high tech industry that had sprung up in the US in the meantime. The H-1B visa was spawned in 1990, specifically in order to bypass US workers for the jobs in the US.
Fabrications were constructed by think tanks that were funded by the burgeoning plutocracy and the bogus facts were published through all available media outlets. The lies concocted to destroy the lives of US citizens and other legal workers described "skills shortages." We are still exposed to the same disinformation today in the news media. They are, almost without exception, remiss in their failure to investigate and publish the truth about the US job market. The purported skills shortages are still being passed off on an all-too-gullible public, the same way the imaginary threat of WMD in Iraq was. The same way "Mission Accomplished" was.
Sadly, US STEM professionals have been SwiftBoated since 1990 by the disinformation campaign that promotes the H-1B program.
Responsibility can be placed on most of the elected officials since the early eighties, almost all representatives of the media, and business leaders, who will stop at nothing to increase the quarterly bottom line, in order to pay themselves larger bonuses.
US STEM students experience anger when they contemplate what the future in the US holds for them and for their families. Is this the American way?
The following statements from our new government leaders are very encouraging. Don't get me wrong. I am fully supportive of the new administration and of Hilda Solis, but I would rather see more direct dialog concerning the jobs that already exist in the US today. Instead of creating new jobs from the void, we could easily clean up the existing job market, and thereby restore millions of US citizens and other legal workers to full employment status immediately in the current job market.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AFP) — President Barack Obama and senior aides on Friday bemoaned staggering data showing the highest unemployment rate for 25 years, but vowed to redouble their work to revive the stricken economy.
Labor Department figures showed the economy shed 651,000 jobs in February alone, to send the unemployment rate soaring to 8.1 percent, revealing the grim depths of the recession and further complicating Obama's recovery effort.
The president said during a visit to the economically hard-hit state of Ohio that the latest data brought the "total number of jobs lost in the recession to an astounding 4.4 million."
President Obama does not mention passing SB 1035, Durbin's bill to change the H-1B program. He should mention it. In fact, it would be very encouraging if he were to support, at the very least, this measure and push the bill through Congress. I think that this would best serve the pressing interests of the American voters who put him in office! We need jobs now, not in a few years, and not just the shovel ready construction jobs that have recently been funded. That Americans do not do Math and Science is a Republican view, not a progressive one. It was John McCain who mouthed those contemptible words, not Barak Obama, Dick Durbin, Bernie Sanders, or Hilda Solis.
WASHINGTON, March 6 PRNewswire-USNewswire -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the February 2009 Employment Situation report released today:
Today we learned that our economy lost another 651,000 jobs in February, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent. Four-point-four million Americans have now lost their jobs since this recession began last year, and there are now nearly three million Americans who have been unemployed for six months or more.
These data do not just represent abstract statistics. Rather, they illustrate the struggles of millions of Americans who do not know how they will raise their families or pay their bills and mortgages. They are the central focus of this administration's economic policies, and why we are moving swiftly and aggressively to jumpstart job creation and grow our economy.
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama and I have already moved to increase unemployment insurance benefits and to extend the duration of unemployment insurance. In addition, I am announcing today that the Labor Department is making available more than three and a half billion dollars to states for education, training and re-employment services.
We will continue to do whatever is necessary to break the destructive cycle of job loss in this country and put Americans back to work. That includes our plans to re-start lending for consumers and small businesses, help responsible homeowners pay their mortgages and re-finance their homes, and address the long-term economic challenges we face -- including the high cost of health care, our dependence on oil and the state of our schools.
From the day this administration began, we knew that solving the economic crisis we were presented with would not be easy and would not happen overnight. But the president and I believe that this nation has both the resources and the will to meet this challenge, and emerge stronger and more prosperous than before.
In spite of the efforts of a few US journalists who have integrity in their news reporting, Americans need to go offshore to obtain ethical news coverage. Many Americans have given up on the sold out, FOX-style media operating in the US. To obtain comprehensive, unbiased news coverage, they go to the BBC or to a different offshore publication instead.
- The employers' love of the H-1B program comes, more than anything else, from a desire to avoid hiring the older (again, even 35 is "old") engineers and programmers. The reason employers don't want to hire Ms. Liu's father is not for the reason they are giving him--i.e. it is not because he supposedly doesn't have the latest skills--but rather it's because employers regard him as too expensive. New/recent grads in general, and young H-1Bs even more so, provide the employers with cheap alternatives to Mr. Liu.
- The "latest skills" issue is a pretext. It's phony. I've gone into this in great detail, e.g. in the CLER link I cited above, and in my University of Michigan article cited in the CLER article.
- Given that he is an engineer, Mr. Liu is almost certainly a former H-1B who first came to this country as a foreign student. That does add some irony here, but he at least has a green card and is likely a naturalized citizen, thus is--and definitely should be--entitled to reasonable access to the job market. By flooding the market with young foreign workers and young foreign students, the latter a deliberate plan by National Science Foundation to keep engineering salaries low as I've explained before, Congress is maintaining a program that is harming Mr. Liu and many other Americans.
- Some universities actively recruit foreign students, and Georgia Tech is likely one of them, as its proportion of foreign students is, I believe, substantially higher than average. In other words, Georgia Tech is crowding out Ms. Liu's father, and to add insult to injury, is making him pay more and more for his daughters' education. Ms. Liu states,
My tuition here [at Georgia Tech] is actually, even with the HOPE [Scholarship], more expensive than my sister's was, and she's only four years older than me.
- These considerations show that recent proposals in Congress to give "fast track" green cards to foreign students in STEM are thoroughly wrongheaded. We certainly don't have a shortage of STEM people, as Ms. Liu notices and is well documented by the Urban Institute study. Worse, the foreign students, like their American counterparts, are YOUNG, so they are exactly the type of worker that is displacing Mr. Liu.
I would add to this report, that other reasons for wantonly destroying the lives of large segments of the US population, especially US STEM workers, include the following:- Drive income equality. This is a concept from the neoclassical school of economic thought. It stipulates that pay scales should be the same everywhere on Earth. It results in the destruction of entire sectors of the American job market. This is considered acceptable collateral damage by the proponents of this widely accepted economic theory. Do Americans matter at all, or are our lives no more meaningful than to serve as subjects in a global economic lab exercise?
- Restrict worker mobility. CEOs have long quailed in terror at the prospect of hiring an authorized worker in the US, only to have that person leave for another job. The high tech business world has struggled to end the tech workers' freedom to advance their careers by accepting a better position with a new employer. The CEOs have demonized "job hoppers" who work overtime to gain ground quickly and advance their careers. The reason this is more in evidence in the high tech world than it is in many other professions is that technologies have been changing quickly. If a worker is in a technical position, the company may have to retrain the worker every three to five years to keep pace with advancing technology. That's why American CEOs often prefer to hire a new worker, train them once at the beginning if need be, and then lay them off within a few years in favor of a fresh recruit from overseas, who is on an employer visa. In the eyes of the company, the US worker's purpose has been served. The tech company makes bank while practicing a policy of use them up and throw them away. The US workers are every bit as disposable as is a plastic beverage container. Is that a reflection of the US that everyone learned about in their civics classes at school?
What guarantee do I have that you will still be here in five years, no matter what happens?
-- the CEO of a small tech company, to me, during a job interview
It must be said that the workers brought in on employer visas are able to change jobs, but they must go through an enormous hassle first. Essentially, they are tied to a single employer at a time, to do a single job. It is simply not realistic for them to go into a job search in the event of the widespread unethical, abusive treatment of employees by US employers. This is the best guarantee the CEOs have of maintaining a low employee turnover rate, thus minimizing their costs associated with hiring and training new employees. The failure of high tech CEOs to constructively manage the fact of today's changing technologies represents a defacto return to the days of indentured servitude.
We need to understand past mistakes in order to avoid repeating them in the future. And to design a recovery we need to delve into the systemic problems at the root of the credit crisis, as they could limit the effectiveness of any recovery proposal.
With so many systemic problems, any steps our government might take carry a great deal of political baggage, pork, and uncertainty of outcome. Any recovery emerges from a culture of corruption in the capital, where politicians cavort with corporations and operate within the confines of the Establishment and Washington consensus.
These people responsible for any solution, who represent not the people's best interests but those of corporations with the most influence. The people responsible for the economic crisis remain in positions of power and authority. No CEO at a major bank has been fired, nor has the Federal Reserve Chairman been replaced.
In stark contrast, banks and most other US business concerns are increasingly replacing US workers, bypassing them in favor of workers brought in from abroad on visas. Peebles' blog continues:
Also, our two party system limits the competition. If you don't like the incumbent, you have only one alternative, unless you happen to live in Vermont, whose Senator Bernie Sanders is a rare socialist (the media refers to him as an "I", or Independent.) See this article from The Nation by John Nichols for more on Bernie Sanders.
And, finally, this is from Bernie Sanders' January 29 interview with the Washington Journal on C-SPAN:
I am not a great fan of unfettered free trade. I think you need a good trade policy which reflects the interests of American workers. And I think that, if these large corporations want us to purchase their products, it's high time that they started manufacturing their products in this country, and create decent paying jobs here.
I believe very strongly that after eight years of giving tax breaks to billionaires, after a war in Iraq which costs us 10 billion dollars a month, the time is now to start investing in the American people, creating good-paying jobs, rebuilding our country.
Can Kossacks get behind the new progressive leaders who advocate an end to legal discrimination against American workers? Please leave a comment to that effect if this is the case! There is noticeable opposition to providing opportunity and upward mobility for US STEM workers, even here on DailyKos!