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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:10 PM

Trying to fill 6,000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10,000 H-1B visa

Rebounding after laying off 5,000 in 2009, Microsoft says it now has big need for more tech workers

September 28, 2012 07:00 AM ET

Computerworld - WASHINGTON -- With the recession hit in 2008, Congress put the idea of a "skills shortage" and a need for more H-1B visas in a closet.

That didn't mean, though, that interest in raising the H-1B cap went away for everyone.

New York City Mayor Bloomberg, for instance, last year called the limits on both temporary and permanent employment-based immigration a "form of national suicide."

Microsoft has long advocated for more work visas. But the company's advocacy was quieted during the recession as well, as it announced in 2009 a layoff of 5,000 workers.

More: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231819/Trying_to_fill_6_000_jobs_Microsoft_pitches_10_000_H_1B_visa

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OhioChick Oct 2012 OP
rfranklin Oct 2012 #1
Panasonic Oct 2012 #2
Rabid_Rabbit Oct 2012 #3
Panasonic Oct 2012 #5
Skittles Oct 2012 #7
area51 Oct 2012 #9
aletier_v Oct 2012 #4
jsr Oct 2012 #6
fasttense Oct 2012 #8

Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:14 PM

1. Why not just kick them out of the country?

 

They are an insult to America.

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:15 PM

2. If they had asked me nicely and offered a nice salary and benefits, maybe I would work for them

 

As it stands, IT is dead to American workers - including myself.

I've left IT (and we still have a few clients left) and got into commodities.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:58 PM

3. I am not ready

 

to call the IT industry yet. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that there is more hiring going on.
What do you mean with 'got into commodities'?

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Response to Rabid_Rabbit (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:07 PM

5. My avatar should provide you a clue.

 



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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:22 AM

7. corporations show open contempt for American workers

it is disgusting

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:58 PM

9. +1 n/t

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:05 PM

4. After 15 years of corporations, I went back to government consulting this year

Really happy so far.

I should have done it four or five years ago.

Every time I see one of these "Microsoft can't find workers" articles, I chuckle at what an amazing lie it is.

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:58 PM

6. Fuckers

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:36 AM

8. Microsoft whining again because they have to pay a half decent salary for American IT workers.n/t

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