Tag: H1-B

Today I received the following email. You will notice they didn’t publish a rate for a natural born U.S. citizen who isn’t a walking talking national security risk. ============== Click here to if you no longer wish to receive our emails Dear Partner, Pro-Tek Consulting is a highly recognized provider of professional IT Consulting services in the US. Here is our open requirement which can be filled immediately. Kindly respond to this requirement with your consultant resume, contact and current location info to speed up the interview process. Click here to submit for this position online and to speed up the process. Job Title: AS400 – COBOL Developer Primary Skills: AS400, SKU – MMS-VAX- COBOL – TA Location: Miami, FL Rate: , # of Positions: 2, Duration:   Description: Client gave H1b Rate: $40/hr…

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http://news.yahoo.com/2nd-lawsuit-alleges-infosys-misuses-us-visas-130747618–finance.html?_esi=1 This time by an account manager!  If anyone should have know about the criminal activity it should have been the account manager.    

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What I heard the other day from a colleague isn’t the first time I had heard such a story. What is impressive is that all of the news media appears to be paid to ignore it. His current place of employment has been bringing in a rash of H1-B workers because some in upper management believe cheaper is always better. Over the last couple of years, those managing the projects and doing the accounting have learned that cheaper is never better, and rarely even adequate. The line of failed projects has been getting kind of long. Ah, but that is not the point of this story. This little company, like most every other company using H1-B workers these days, got paid a visit by Homeland Security. Seems one of their…

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Some people say it is hard to turn down a free magazine with bathroom length articles. It’s not hard. It just requires you go to their Web site and tell them to stop sending it to you. The level of criminal activity at Information Week finally got high enough I had to block it from showing up at my doorstep anymore. You see, I’m old enough to remember when MTV actually played music videos. I’m old enough to remember when CNN actually hired journalists instead of the paid political talking heads they now make us endure. In short, I’m old enough to have watched the progression of corruption from the beginning. The dirty little secret in the IT industry has always been, companies launching new products pay “independent” research groups…

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It seems you cannot turn on a newscast or read a business magazine these days without hearing about this mythical IT shortage. I’ve been hearing about it for years. The truth is, there is a glut of IT talent on the market. While the industry rags have been quoting the lowest unemployment for IT professionals in ages, they strategically waited until enough had been on unemployment so long they fell off. It is legal fraud, but fraud none-the-less. Quite simply the industry marketing…err…I mean analyst firms are getting paid a lot of money to say anything which will justify boosting the cap for $10.00/day employees. There hasn’t been a shortage of IT talent since prior to 1990. If the country keeps up its trend of off-shoring there will be a…

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