re: Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
It's little wonder that Microsoft tops the list of H-1b employers. Since Microsoft and Jack Abramoff wrote the H-1b laws, they know the loopholes and where they can and cannot cross the line.
It's remarkable how the "big lie" - we can't find American talent, has invaded the corporate and political hierarchy. Keep repeating the same big lie over, and over, and over, and people believe its true. This sad but effective tactic worked in WWII is being repeated by Microsoft and other labor arbitrage gamers.
Looks like the "big lie" is catching up with Microsoft - Vanity Fair's recent expose on how MS has lost its edge, and why it isits own worse enemy - its "Survivor" management practices (stack ranking).
Microsoft's eradication of its most valuable asset - its own employees, highly experienced talent who understand the market, technology, and how to get things done within MSFT (a skill only learned on the job) with younger, cheaper, pliant, and less experienced foreign visa replacements - and its billion dollar loss last week are no coincidence.