re: U.S. Tech Worker Shortage Looms, Study Warns
I fully agree with the fact that there is no lack of technical talent in the US. We have more than enough, but they are interested in a reasonable salary, not slave wages with no benefits.
By the way, one thing that most of these high tech companies don't seem to grasp is that the bulk of their market is right here in the US. If you keep giving the jobs to imported workers who buy nothing but the bare minimum to subsist (and I have seen this time and time again), eventually these companies will go out of business for lack of paying customers.
So how about using a little legal judo in this case? Let's have a significant number of out of work US techies apply for a bunch of positions with the companies who are giving "courtesy interviews" to make peace with HR. They know full well that the position has already been filled by an imported worker (at a rock bottom salary of course). Once we have all been turned down, we file a class action suit against the company for false advertising and anything else that a talented lawyer can think of.
Of course we need to make sure that the level of the asked for damages easily exceeds the "savings" that the company will accrue with the imported worker. These companies need to have an incentive to keep Americans employed and the Almighty Dollar seems to be the only thing that they really understand. If enough of these class action suits are filed, maybe, just maybe, these companies will come to their senses.