re: Microsoft Defends Hiring Foreign Workers
The story reports that:
"The lobby group said the unemployment rate for tech workers in the U.S. is just 3.15%, compared to around 8% for all workers. "Given that the U.S. government has defined 'full employment' to be 4 percent, this suggests a skills shortage of STEM professionals with advanced degrees," the group said in the report, titled 'Help Wanted.'"
The only way that Brad Smith and is minions can report an unemployment rate of 3.15% is to ignore the hundreds of thousands of displaced and disenfranchised US STEM workers that have lost their jobs because of the importation of cheap, entry level, workers from the third world, largely because of the influence and political bribes of Bill Gates.
Brad Smith and Bill Gates complaining about this supposed shortage of US STEM workers is like someone murdering their parents and throwing themselves onto the mercy of the court for becoming an orphan.
Microsoft, Bill Gates, Brad Smith, and the rest of the high tech industry are responsible for discarding the greatest scientists, engineers and mathematicians that the world has ever seen, the US STEM worker, who were replaced so that Bill Gates could make more money by reducing labor costs.
The GAO is very clear about their study when they report that not only are H-1B visa recipients not "highly skilled," a staggering 94% are not even "Fully Competent."
In their 2011 report for Congress, the GAO concluded that a mere 6% of the recipients of H-1B visas are "Fully Competent" with 54% of the recipients of H-1B visas are "Entry Level" workers. In fact, many disenfranchised US STEM workers had to train their replacement in order to receive a severance package.
Clearly recipients of H-1B visas are being trained by the likes of Bill Gates and the rest of corporate America. Instead of training foreign workers, we should be training some of the 50% of recent college grads who have not yet found full time employment. Instead of training foreign workers, we should be updating the skills of disenfranchised US STEM workers.