Overseas workers for state contracts

Computer programming jobs are going to foreign workers

many of the companies that have been awarded lucrative computer programming and software engineering contracts at agencies such as the Department of Labor and the Office of Technology rely heavily on foreign workers.

The practice of using foreigners — mostly Indian nationals who are brought to the Capital Region on legal work visas — is little known to a public saddled with high unemployment and stagnant wages. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 15, 2012

A reasonably well researched and reported story on an under-reported part of the problems of finding jobs in the current environment in the U.S. economy. More depth would add the following points: 1) there is no shortage of qualified workers, or else the pay offered would rise 2) Corporations train their personnel department on how not to find applicants for jobs they want filled by immigrants 3) Regulation and oversight of work visa immigrants is fragmented and ineffectual 4) Money addicted politicians will not deny the rich Bill Gates of the world all the cheap exploited work visa workers they want, less they not get their political donations 5) Visa immigrants are indentured servants largely without labor rights, and are ... More »

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