Another Company Fires Tech Employees, Trains Immigrants

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    Jun 12, 2015 2:16 AM GMT
    NYT: Southern California Edison, the power company recently laid off more than 500 technology workers. Many said they were made to train replacements who were immigrants on temporary visas, known as H-1B.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/us/politics/outsourcing-companies-under-scrutiny-over-visas-for-technology-workers.html
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    Jun 12, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
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  • Apparition

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    Jun 12, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    there really should be a higher minimum wage for visa people. figure out the job, and its average pay, then set the minimum wage at higher than average for visa candidates. Give some incentive to hire local.
  • venue35

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    Jun 12, 2015 10:10 AM GMT
    I would suspect that someone on a temporary visa would be cheaper to lay off???
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 12, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    Apparition saidthere really should be a higher minimum wage for visa people. figure out the job, and its average pay, then set the minimum wage at higher than average for visa candidates. Give some incentive to hire local.


    Because I'm sure there would be no retaliation against American VISA workers abroad. I don't think your plan is politically feasible, but it is a theoretically solid idea.
  • TonyTiger12

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    Jun 15, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    I don't know that I'm that opposed to this. Isn't this just a stage in economic development?

    I think that instead of focusing on Keeping jobs local, we should be encouraging increases in spending on education and training so the local workforce can take on more complex jobs.
  • Apparition

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    Jul 01, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Svnw688 said[/cite]
    Apparition saidthere really should be a higher minimum wage for visa people. figure out the job, and its average pay, then set the minimum wage at higher than average for visa candidates. Give some incentive to hire local.


    Because I'm sure there would be no retaliation against American VISA workers abroad. I don't think your plan is politically feasible, but it is a theoretically solid idea. [/quote

    visas are theoretically supposed to be for fields where they CANT FIND enough skilled labourers for a particular job, so there should be no retaliation, it is not a competition in theory, the jobs should be available, but nobody qualifies, so you open to other countries. There should be nothing to lose for the foreigners...except that we know that there ARE people to do jobs, just that the corps just get visa people because they will work for less and lay off the locals who cost more. If that incentive was gone, their lies would be exposed, or the immigrants win with high pay, which would lead to even higher pay for locals. Also if it takes more to higher a visa, locals might actually get TRAINED to do the job by the employer..imagine that. As for the country sending visa people, the tax on stealing their people might mean the company would MOVE to the visa country source. I dont see a down side.