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Outsourcing:How to skirt the law

Anand Prabhu
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Joined: Dec 19, 2003
Posts: 299
This article raises serious ethical issues.
Businessweek Outsourcing article
When a law-firm openly discusses manipulation of existing laws to discriminate locals, it makes my hair stand on end. It also raises other questions: how many other law firms are indulging in such unethical manipulations?
Jason Cox
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 287
Strange article, and it has quite a few inconsistencies with my own personal experience.

One thing I do see that I'm sure is factual is the idea of faking job listings and interviews, but this is not new news. It's just like dozens of other corporate laws that companies only pay lip service to actually following.

I do think it's odd to questions companies that file many H1-B visa requests though, it seems like something of a stretch. Of course companies like Infosys will try to bring employees over from India. That's kind of a "duh" right there. It also seems like a bit of an implication that I personally have not seen to be true. I was just in talks with Infosys over a possible job that they continue to pursue me on despite my reservations. (Not reservations about the company, but rather my own qualifications)

I'd also love to see the source for this statement - "Hundreds of thousands of qualified Americans can't find work as visa workers continue to fill positions." Maybe things are different in other parts of the country, but the job market is hot in Dallas. I also went on many interviews and it took me about 3 months to find a new job. On the other hand, if I had not been so picky I could have had a new and better paying job within about a week. I also was not job hunting full time. Plenty of companies are hiring.

Ok, they quote one guy who can't find a job. Here I am one guy who says there are plenty of jobs. Does my anecdotal evidence cancel out his now?

I'm not saying the system isn't being abused and I'm not approving of the comments by the lawyers. At this point though, if there are plenty of jobs, the people this really hurts are the ones getting the visas, as going into a company looking to exploit them is hardly ideal circumstances.
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