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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:10 PM

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

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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