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  • Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

    Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis30 July 15 19:57
  • In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the polling leaders in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, is still a cipher on offshore outsourcing and the H-1B issue. But Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced anti-outsourcing legislation that could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 July 15 06:26
  • A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

    California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 July 15 20:23
  • In a turnabout, Disney ABC TV cancels plans to outsource IT jobs

    Just two weeks ago, the Disney ABC Television Group told a team of approximately 30 to 35 application developers that they were being laid off. Their jobs were being moved to an IT contractor with large offshore operations. Some were told their last day would be at the end of July.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau12 June 15 20:25
  • Meet Bernie Sanders, H-1B skeptic

    The H-1B visa issue rarely surfaces during presidential races, and that's what makes the entrance by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into the 2016 presidential race so interesting.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 May 15 05:50
  • Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers

    At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 April 15 20:09
  • Labor Department says it can't investigate So Cal Edison's H-1B use

    A request by 10 U.S. senators to investigate <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2879083/southern-california-edison-it-workers-beyond-furious-over-h-1b-replacements.html">H-1B visa use at Southern California Edison</a> (SCE) and other companies is meeting resistance at the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau25 April 15 06:37
  • IT worker's lawsuit accuses Tata of discrimination

    An IT worker is accusing Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) of discriminating against American workers and favoring "South Asians" in hiring and promotion. It's backing up its complaint, in part, with numbers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau16 April 15 23:27
  • Here's where Clinton and Rubio stand on the H-1B visa issue

    The two latest contenders to enter the presidential campaign sweepstakes -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Hillary Clinton, the one-time Democratic senator from New York and former secretary of state for President Barack Obama -- both support increasing the H-1B visa. But there are differences in their positions.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 April 15 05:54
  • U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

    The U.S. received 233,000 H-1B petitions this year, believed to the highest number ever, and almost three times the number of available visas.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 April 15 06:23
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