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The current unemployment rate has dipped all the way down to 3.7%. This is because so many Americans have fallen completely out of the labor market. There are now 95.9 million people not in the labor force, an increase of 6.1 million from April 2013. About 55 million of those not in the labor force are between the ages of 18 and 65. The labor participation rate is down to 62.9% and shows no signs of rebounding to a healthy level.
Many people believe that since they are not tech workers, what is happening in the tech industry via ageism and companies like InfoSys, Tata and Cognizant, among others who refuse to hire Americans in America will not happen to them.
They are mistaken.
If you look at the last column to the right, you will see that 59.53% of all H-1B applications were for Computer and Mathematical Jobs.
But, if you will dig deeper, you quickly realize that:
- 9.29% were for Business and Financial Operations.
- 7.83% were for Architecture and Engineering
- 5.79% were for Life, Physical and Social Science
- 5.19% were for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
- 4.24% were for Management
Add all of that together and you quickly realize that 91.87% of all H-1B applications from 2009 till 2015 were for 21.33% of the total jobs America had in 2015
Some will say that this does not matter because there are still 78.67% of jobs remaining in America.
And to an extent, they are right if they do not want to build a better life for themselves other than the one they were born in too.
Simply because, if you study 5th column in that spreadsheet, you quickly realize those are the best paying jobs that America had in 2015 and the ones that you need if you want to afford the finer things in life like a house, car, etc.
Infosys in May 2017 said it would hire 10,000 American workers by 2019 and the company has already hired over 6,200 of them since it made this people announcement.
Infosys’ investment in Texas reinforces the company’s commitment to driving digital transformation for American enterprises by leveraging local talent alongside the best global talent. These new Texas employees will include recent graduates from the state’s prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys’ world-class training curriculum, said the company here on Wednesday.
Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys said, “Digital is rapidly changing every industry, and our new innovation and tech hubs will allow us to co-locate, co-innovate and co-create alongside our clients.”
Commenting on this development, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, “Infosys’ expanded investment in Texas is fantastic news for our state and will provide Texans with the training and skills they need to compete in today’s technology-driven economy. Every Texan should have the opportunity to advance economically, and we thank Infosys for helping even more Texans become part of the workforce for the future.”
Joyner focuses on Global Teachers Research and Resources, a Jonesboro company that brings teachers to Georgia and is the target of a federal investigation into alleged unfair labor practices. The chief operating officer is state Rep. Mike Glanton, D-Jonesboro, a member of the House Education Committee.
DeKalb’s reliance on foreign teachers concerns school board member Marshall Orson. It should concern the entire board now that Joyner has detailed some of the questionable practices.
He found Global teachers without jobs were made to pay expenses federal visa regulations require employers to pay. And some teachers told Joyner they pay an “administrative fee” — up to 10 percent — out of their paycheck to company, which also receives between $10,000 and $11,500 per teacher from school districts every year.
Other top employers among immigrant-founded billion-dollar companies are WeWork (6,000 employees), Mu Sigma (3,500), Palantir Technologies (2,000), Unity Technologies (2,000), Houzz (1,800), Sprinklr (1,400), Warby Parker (1,400), Medallia (1,300), Zoom Video (1,300), Apttus (1,200), CrowdStrike (1,200), Rubrik (1,200), Anaplan (1,150), Stripe (1,100), Compass (1,000), Peloton (1,000) and Slack (1,000).
Justice Department Requires Six Broadcast Television Companies to Terminate and Refrain From Unlawful Sharing of Competitively Sensitive Information
The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with six broadcast television companies — Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.; Raycom Media Inc.; Tribune Media Company; Meredith Corporation; Griffin Communications; and Dreamcatcher Broadcasting LLC — to resolve a Department lawsuit alleging that the companies engaged in unlawful agreements to share non-public competitively sensitive information with their broadcast television competitors.
The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge the unlawful exchange of competitively sensitive information among these six broadcast television companies, their sales representatives, and other broadcast television groups. At the same time, the Department filed proposed settlements that, if approved by the court, would resolve the lawsuit’s alleged competitive harm alleged in the complaint.
“The unlawful exchange of competitively sensitive information allowed these television broadcast companies to disrupt the normal competitive process of spot advertising in markets across the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “Advertisers rely on competition among owners of broadcast television stations to obtain reasonable advertising rates, but this unlawful sharing of information lessened that competition and thereby harmed the local businesses and the consumers they serve.”
According to the complaint, the six broadcast television companies agreed in many metropolitan areas across the United States to exchange revenue pacing information, and certain defendants also engaged in the exchange of other forms of non-public sales information in certain metropolitan areas. Pacing compares a broadcast station’s revenues booked for a certain time period to the revenues booked in the same point in the previous year. Pacing indicates how each station is performing versus the rest of the market and provides insight into each station’s remaining spot advertising for the period.
By exchanging pacing information, the broadcasters were better able to anticipate whether their competitors were likely to raise, maintain, or lower spot advertising prices, which in turn helped inform the stations’ own pricing strategies and negotiations with advertisers. As a result, the information exchanges harmed the competitive price–setting process.
The proposed settlement prohibits the direct or indirect sharing of such competitively sensitive information. The Department has determined that prohibiting this conduct would resolve the antitrust concerns raised as a result of the conduct of these defendants. The proposed settlement further requires defendants to cooperate in the department’s ongoing investigation, and to adopt rigorous antitrust compliance and reporting measures to prevent similar anticompetitive conduct in the future. The settlement has a seven year term, and it will continue to apply to stations currently owned by defendants, even if those stations are acquired by another company.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., a Maryland corporation with headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland, owns or operates 130 television stations across 87 markets. In 2017, it reported revenue in excess of $2.7 billion.
Tribune Media Company is a Delaware corporation; its headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. It owns or operates 41 television stations in 31 markets and had over $670 million in revenue in 2017.
Raycom Media Inc., a Delaware corporation, has its principal place of business in Montgomery, Alabama. It owns or operates 55 television stations in 43 markets and had over $670 million in revenue in 2017.
Meredith Corporation, an Iowa corporation, has its principal place of business in Des Moines, Iowa. It owns or operates 17 television stations in 12 markets and had over $1.7 billion in revenue in 2017.
Griffin Communications is an Oklahoma corporation; its principal place of business is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It owns or operates four television stations in two markets and exceeded $60 million in revenue in 2017.
Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC, a Delaware corporation, has its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. It owns or operates three television stations in two markets and had over $50 million in revenue in 2017.
As required by the Tunney Act, the proposed settlement, along with the department’s competitive impact statement, will be published in the Federal Register. Any person may submit written comments concerning the proposed settlement within 60 days of its publication to Owen Kendler, Chief, Media, Entertainment, and Professional Services Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 8700, Washington, D.C. 20530. At the conclusion of the 60-day comment period, the court may enter the final judgment upon a finding that it serves the public interest.
The US President Donald trump is no fan of immigrants. This is well known. But given that it is the USA, the Trump government still has to play by the rules. The rules allow a lot of leeway to immigrants, which include hundreds of thousands Indian IT workers that are employed in the US through the H-1B Visa programme. Now, even as the Trump administration tightens rules for issuing H-1B visas, the US government officials are also seemingly pushing for changes into the H-4 Visa that will see the spouses of H-1B visa holders no longer qualifying for work under most circumstances.
The change in the H-4 visa rules — it may happen in less than three months from now — will majorly hit the wives and husbands of Indian H-1B visa holders. The number of people affected by the change in the H-4 rules could be as high as 70,000 and most of them are going to be Indians.
It is strange that Indian American Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif) and Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) are supporting Indian immigrant women for their H-4 visas by writing to the Department of Homeland Security and US Citizenship and Immigration Service to reconsider a proposed rule that will strip them of their ability to work in the U.S., because it will lead to isolation, depression, anxiety feeling of guilt and loss of self-worth?
I would like to ask these two senators, do they represent U.S. citizens in their state or India?
U.S. corporations have found a sneaky way to lay off their American workers, and hire cheaper H-1B visa holders, a majority of them from India.
Why pay someone in U.S. dollars, when you can hire another person by paying him/her in Indian rupees. Most of the Indians who are here on a temporary basis, multiply what they are getting by 73 or whatever the exchange rate is that time. I have seen H-1B visa holders shivering in a T-shirt on BART stations in the month of January. A $30 sweater costs a lot of money when multiplied by 73. There are reports of 6 H-1B visa holders living in a two bedroom apartment taking turns in sleeping. I know of men who signed for $100,000 and were paid half of that amount in cash.
Companies have laid off U.S.-based employees and hired cheap H-1B visa holders from India. Disney and UCSF are two recent examples of this scam. What about the isolation, depression, anxiety, feeling of guilt and a loss of self-worth of these American employees?
Well, it does not matter, they can retrain – doing what – making hamburgers!