Jan 152015

Federal legislation being introduced will dramatically raise the cap on H-1 (guest worker) visas for the tech industry. This will have the effect of gutting the domestic job market, and is opposed by such groups as the IEEE (in our field.)

Students who seem pleased that officials are giving increased emphasis on STEM education should be alarmed that those same officials are working hard to make sure there will be few or lower paying jobs for those having gone the distance in demanding degree and training programs. The American tech worker is being commoditized, and this will coincide with dramatic shifts of the market to overseas development operations, as the guest workers go home and take their tech skills with them to compete in far friendlier regulatory and tax environments.

 Posted by at 8:00 am on January 15, 2015