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    Senior Member millere's Avatar
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    H-1B Want Ads Giving 1st Crack at US Jobs to Foreign Workers ... ll&ID=1836

    H-1B Want Ads Show that American Corporations are Giving 1st Crack at US Jobs to Foreign Workers

    H-1B Want ads specifically targeting current H-1B work visa holders or foreign citizens eligible for the H-1B program dispel the myth that US companies recruit locally before going abroad for their top-dollar, white collar job openings.

    Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 -- Job losses, rather than job gains for U.S. workers, are signaled by 13 "H-1B Only" want ads uncovered by, a grassroots lobbying organization counteracting claims that Americans can't cut-it in science and technology.

    Bright Future Jobs is seeking H-1B reform and is currently displaying a selection of 13 H-1b want ads out of thousands of such ads found on the web. The organization wants to force all U.S. companies to seek local talent - highly skilled specialty workers - for their US job openings before allowing these companies to recruit abroad.

    "These want ads are but the tip of the iceberg that will emerge when the Dept of Labor grants permits to U.S. companies to hire foreign workers filling upwards of 85,000 job openings in Fiscal Year 2010 under the H-1B visa program."

    It is clear from research conducted that corporations have given citizens from abroad the first crack at these job openings. "These corporations have given other citizens the first crack at these job openings; Congress should immediately enact emergency legislation to give US citizens and green card holders at least the second crack to compete for these US job openings," demanded Donna Conroy, the lobbying organization's director.

    Since March 2009, has collected over 300 want ads that call for "H-1B only" and over 1200 that designate a preference or target citizens from abroad. Unless unchecked, companies will hire thousands of foreign workers for U.S. job openings starting on October 1, 2009 and continuing through September 30, 2010.

    In the effort to research the offering of American jobs to citizens from abroad, Conroy said that the lobbying organization made an interesting discovery. Although some of the wants ads were posted on U.S. based internet job sites, many were not. Most of the web postings aren't available to U.S. internet users searching for jobs. Many job sites in which corporations are hiring citizens from abroad for Americans jobs are filtering or blocking American IP addresses. "No wonder Congress and the American people believe the myth that companies first seek American workers - they can't see these want ads!" said Conroy.

    "We've caught 13 companies red handed here. Several of these ads go so far as to proclaim, in effect, 'No Americans need apply'. One corporate want ad states, 'We will not consider Green card holders'," objected Conroy.

    Ads say skill is not required, but fees from the foreign worker are

    Two of the ads call for entry level skills, or free training. Several state ''any graduate, any specialization - graduation not required.'' Infotech Global, with offices in New Jersey, conducted walk-in interviews in India. They also require the employee to sign a bond contract, requiring the foreign worker to pay a fee if the worker doesn't stay with the company for at least 18 months (pg. 4).

    According to their ad, Infotech Global requires the foreign worker to deposit $2,050 in a jointly held bank account between the company and the foreign worker (pg. 3); ISHIR Infotech, a minority-owned company in Texas also states in their ad that the foreign worker must pay for visa fees of $1,570 (pg.11). According to H-1b law, employers are required to pay for all visa processing fees.

    Ebusinessware, located in New York City and recruiting 20 database admins to work in Malvern, PA (pg. 5) requires a deposit of $1,660 that would be forfeited if the employee quit before a two year period, according to the company handbook posted on their website.

    Ads show companies range from small to global, some receive direct government funding

    At least two companies are recipients of government contracts or awards. Viva USA, based in Illinois, received a GSA IT Schedule 70 award; Software International received $250,000 award from the state of New Jersey. Software International's want ad (pg. 14) specifically targeted unemployed H-1bs with the headline ''Have H-1b But No Job?''

    An ad from AIG's offshore subsidiary (pg. 13) is seeking an H-1B who's currently in the US with another employer. Despite attempts by some legislators, the Employ American Workers Act (EAWA) doesn't bar AIG from recruiting in this matter.

    Ad #11, eliminating US citizens and green card holders, is attempting to fill a position in Sunnyvale, CA where the foreign worker would be hired by IBM India.

    Benefits Offered in Want Ads
    Many of these ads list standard benefits packages, with unique perks like free guest or corporate housing. Datavibes, located in Pennsylvania, offers to cover the first 6 months of car payments for the foreign worker (pg. 12). Many offer ''free Green Card processing'' as a company benefit.

    Companies or job openings were in these states: CA, GA, IL, NJ, PA, TX

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    these companies should be boycotted and the owners/CEO tried for treason. I have had enough of these greedy companies sticking a knife in America's backs.
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