An Obama-created loophole for foreign nationals wanting to come to the United States to start a business has been halted for at least a year by the Trump Administration.
The International Entrepreneur Rule was put in place two years ago by then-President Obama through executive order, essentially creating a new visa program for foreign nationals without approving it by Congress.
Instead of coming to the U.S. on an employer-sponsored visa, such as a Green Card or H-1B visa, foreign nationals wanting to start business were given leave to remain in the country for at least 2 and a half years.
In an order by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Secretary John Kelly announced that the program would be Find Out More…
The U.S. labor market expanded at a blistering pace in June, adding more than 222,000 jobs, according to Friday’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That was far better than the 175,000 jobs expected by Wall Street economists.
The unemployment rate rose slightly, from 4.3 percent to 4.4 percent, according BLS. This was actually good news because it reflected more Americans re-entering the labor market.
The average hourly wage rose by 2.5 percent. Wage growth has been one of the key missing ingredients through much of the recent economic expansion.
In another sign of strength for the labor market, average hours worked also grew in June. The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in June. In manufacturing, the workweek Find Out More…
The Microsoft Corporation is expected to lay-off up to 3,000 employees as the tech conglomerate continues to request and hire more foreign help.
In a new report following rumors of mass lay-offs at Microsoft, company executives confirmed that potentially 3,000 jobs from the sales department would be cut. Executives said employees working outside the U.S. would be the most impacted by the lay-offs, but did also confirm that about 25 percent of the lay-offs would impact employees working stateside.
A Microsoft spokesperson spun the mass lay-offs as simply “changes” to “better serve our customers and partners.”
“Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will Find Out More…
NEW YORK CITY, New York – One of the largest outsourcing firms operating in the United States has reached a $1 million settlement after being accused of undercutting Americans with foreign labor.
In a statement, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Infosys, an India-based outsourcing firm, would be paying a million dollars after an investigation into the firm’s abusive practices.
According to the allegations by New York State, Infosys illegally obtained foreign workers through the B-1 visa, which is a non-immigrant foreign visitor visa, and got them to take jobs that Americans had previously done.
Foreign nationals in the U.S. on the B-1 visa are not allowed to work, unlike those on the H-1B , Find Out More…
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Americans who have lost their jobs to outsourcing are willing to speak up, they remain fearfully hushed about the issue, making sure their names and former employers are not released.
Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa and are allowed to stay for up to six years. That number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often replaced and forced to train their foreign replacements.
As Breitbart Texas spoke to a number of workers in front of the White House, a reoccurring factor was that Americans would only speak anonymously.
A new report claims that not only low-skilled jobs are threatened by automation, but also many mid-skill level jobs are also at risk.
Quartz states that a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based economic forum for rich countries found that across OECD member countries, the number of people working mid-skill level jobs dropped from 49 percent in 1995 to under 40 percent in 2015. That is more than a 9 percent drop in just twenty years.
This is in part due to some mid-skill level jobs being replaced by high-skill level jobs which are defined by the OECD as “complex cognitive tasks” that are not frequently repeated. For younger educated workers, this has lead Find Out More…
German carmaker BMW has announced it is adding one thousand new jobs to its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina.
The Spartanburg plant, already the largest BMW facility in the U.S., will grow even larger with the company’s announced $600 million in new investments over the next four years, CNBC reported.
“It’s a great day for us here in Spartanburg and South Carolina and for the BMW group,” BMW chairman Harald Kruger said. “The workforce will be well above 10,000 people, which is, in my view, clearly a symbol of success.”
The improvements will mean that the plant will be able to produce as many as 450,000 new vehicles annually.
Despite an American electorate fed up with the outsourcing of American jobs, corporations and tech firms are continuing to send once high-paying work overseas.
In a recent report by the Charlotte Observer, a staffing executive with TalentBridge admitted that the outsourcing of American jobs continues because companies profit from hiring foreign workers who are paid slave wages.
“You can hire a programmer in Charlotte for $60,000 to 80,000 a year, or you go to India and get the same quality of service for $60 a month,” Brady Teague told the Charlotte Observer. “Where are you going to put the person?”
That sentiment is echoed by nonstop offshoring of American jobs, despite President Trump’s victory last year Find Out More…
The top executive of one of the biggest outsourcing firms has now shifted gears about President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
In an interview this week, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said nothing but nice things about Trump’s administration, despite SEC filings from earlier this month showing the outsourcing firm has been panicked over curbs in the H-1B visa and immigration.
Infosys, like other outsourcing firms such as Tata Consulting Services and Capgemini, contracts with major tech corporations to offshore American jobs to foreign nationals, specifically from India. Through this outsourcing business model, hundreds of thousands of H-1B foreign guest workers replace American workers and eventually the job is fully moved overseas. Nearly 95 percent of Infosys’ Find Out More…
The multi-billion dollar outsourcing firm Infosys discriminates against whites and African-Americans while favoring Indian nationals, according to a former employee.
In a newly filed lawsuit against Infosys, former executive Erin Green, who worked at the outsourcing firm between 2011 and 2016, says the company favors Indian nationals over other racial groups:
Infosys maintains roughly 200,000 employees working in the United States. While roughly 1% of the U. S. population is of the South Asian race and national origin, roughly 93%-94% of Infosys’s United States workforce is of the South Asian national origin (primarily Indian). This disproportionately South Asian and Indian workforce, by race and national origin, is a result of Infosys’s intentional employment discrimination against individuals who are Find Out More…