Without jobs, we cannot buy Verizon’s products or services

  • Verizon is sending 2,500 employees from the U.S. and abroad to work for Infosys, which is part of a $700 million deal with the outsourcing firm, according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday.
  • The agreement is part of a companywide effort to reduce costs by $10 billion, according to the report. Verizon is also offering severance packages to about 44,000 members of management, excluding employees in sales or “crucial” company roles, Bloomberg reports. Taken together, the severance package and the outsourcing agreement would impact up to 30% of Verizon’s 153,100-employee workforce, according to the Journal.
  • The voluntary packages would give employees three weeks of pay for every year worked at the company, maxing out at 60 weeks, according to the Journal. But the severance offer excludes employees under the outsourcing agreement. If Infosys job offers are declined, those Verizon employees will not receive a 2018 bonus.



American women in tech – White, Black, Latino and Asian – have been on a steady decline since the turn of the century, driven out by foreign labor both within and outside our nation’s borders.

American female nurses, physical therapists, doctors, architects, engineers and academics have seen fewer job opportunities, less advancement potential and consistent wage stagnation – all the result of immigration laws enacted in 1990. The ability to substitute white-collar American professional females with a less expensive and less demanding  immigrant workforce has resulted in turning back time in the struggle for income equality.

The millions of legal immigrants who pour into the country through H-1, J-1, F-1, L-1, OPT and J-1 visas displace American students in higher ed, push out workers over the age of 50 in the U.S. technology industry and reduce the employment leverage of American women professionals of every age,  race, religion and national origin.

As a direct result of legal immigration, American-educated professional women, young or old, single or married, have less independence and are significantly disadvantaged in achieving personal financial goals and professional status as a result of diminished white-collar professional job opportunities that offer flexibility, benefits and rising wages.

The story of the first generation immigrant family of the Patels from India who succeeded in the U.S. is admirable and relatable,  but an “immigrant first” policy rather than an “America first” policy means that 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Americans are increasingly less likely to realize the “American Dream.” Should a  John Smith the IV or a 5th generation Jane Doe really be put at a disadvantage because they were born American?