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bdonley225
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3/7/2013 | 6:07:54 PM
re: IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt?
Salaries are based on demand. Right now the IT shortage, which does exist, has caused salaries to be unreasonably high (supply and demand). A programmer can make six figures just a few years out of school. That is unsustainable! There is a reason that the majority of IT projects fail. Lack of SKILLED IT professionals. People are forced to pay unrealistic rates to less-than-adequate developers.

I highly suggest the author do more research or outsource the work to someone that knows what they are talking about.
SAuge
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3/7/2013 | 5:52:28 PM
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Eh. Just don't plan on IT or programming as a viable career anymore. If it isn't the H-1Bs, it's the off-shoring.
Melanie Rodier
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3/7/2013 | 5:46:31 PM
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That's unbelievable that Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit and Pixar had agreements not to hire employees away from one another. How unfair from an employee's point of view. I can understand not allowing a major competitor to poach for six months or another period of time, but this sounds completely over the top and putting a major roadblock on an employee's career path.
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3/7/2013 | 4:40:00 PM
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The record high set this week by the Dow Jones Industrial Average means that Most Corporations And Their Largest Stockholders are doing well: it speaks nothing of the employment opportunities for American IT professionals and for other American workers. The assumption that the stock market is a leading indicator of U.S. employment trends is an outdated assumption.

The solution to fixing the H-1B visa is not to fix it at all but rather to replace it with an auction-based system backed up with workplace enforcement and E-Verify. The Programmers Guild has advocated this type of thing in the past. The Hamilton Project is advocating this kind of thing now. The Hamilton Project is a policy organization that includes the following members among many others:
Robert E. Rubin, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
Richard Gephardt, former Congressman
Laura Tyson, the President's National Economic Adviser (1995 G 1996)
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

Very recent paper:
"Overhauling the Temporary Work Visa System"

"The proposed system uses market-based auctions to allocate temporary permits that allow employers to hire foreign workers. An employer who purchases a permit effectively purchases the right to hire a foreign worker for a specified period. The foreign worker selected for that job, in turn, receives a temporary worker visa after passing a background check, and will be fully mobile across employers who own permits. The employer can resell the permit in a secondary market if the foreign worker leaves that job. These auctions would first be implemented to replace the current H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visa programs, and would ultimately replace most of the current temporary employment-based immigration system. To succeed, the auctions need to be accompanied by increased workplace enforcement, such as mandating that all employers use E-Verify."

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3/7/2013 | 4:32:48 PM
re: IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt?

The record high set this week by the Dow Jones Industrial Average means that Most Corporations And Their Largest Stockholders are doing well: it speaks nothing of the employment opportunities for American IT professionals and for other American workers. The assumption that the stock market is a leading indicator of U.S. employment trends is an outdated assumption.

The solution to fixing the H-1B visa is not to fix it at all but rather to replace it with an auction-based system backed up with workplace enforcement and E-Verify. The Programmers Guild has advocated this type of thing in the past. The Hamilton Project is advocating this type of thing now. The Hamilton Project is a policy organization that includes the following members among many others:
Robert E. Rubin, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
Richard Gephardt, former Congressman
Laura Tyson, the President's National Economic Adviser (1995 G 1996)
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

Very recent paper:
"Overhauling the Temporary Work Visa System"
http://www.hamiltonproject.org...

"The proposed system uses market-based auctions to allocate temporary permits that allow employers to hire foreign workers. An employer who purchases a permit effectively purchases the right to hire a foreign worker for a specified period. The foreign worker selected for that job, in turn, receives a temporary worker visa after passing a background check, and will be fully mobile across employers who own permits. The employer can resell the permit in a secondary market if the foreign worker leaves that job. These auctions would first be implemented to replace the current H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visa programs, and would ultimately replace most of the current temporary employment-based immigration system. To succeed, the auctions need to be accompanied by increased workplace enforcement, such as mandating that all employers use E-Verify."

vbierschwale
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3/7/2013 | 4:30:02 PM
re: IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt?
There is one way to stop all of this nonsense and Keep America At Work

Tell your story on this page.

http://keepamericaatwork.com/a...

When millions have told similar stories, corporations and political representatives will no longer be able to hide from the truth.
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