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So the Seattle Times has taken to lying?

published January 30, 2016 at the Keep America At Work blog

In these boom times of Seattle technology, one of the biggest challenges has been filling available tech jobs, as the demand for workers exceeds the supply of candidates. “It’s definitely a candidate’s market,” says one recruiter.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/tech-startups-working-to-sell-a-culture-job-hunters-will-buy/?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Company%20Updates&utm_campaign=Tech%20Jobs

There are an awful lot of qualified Americans who are not even considered for these jobs.

That is point one.

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Foreign-Born New Hires Outpace Native-Born

by Bud Meyers, published January 31, 2016

Job creation from January 2007 to December 2016

= 3,070,000 Foreign-born workers added / Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) Foreign born workers
+ 2,358,000 Native-born workers added / Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED): Native born workers
= 5,428,000 Total net jobs added to labor force over the past 9 years*

* The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 6,031,000 net jobs were added to the labor force from January 2007 to December 2015 — for a difference of 603,000 more jobs than what FRED shows. (See the table further below.) According to FRED, the U.S. had 712,000 more foreign-born workers added to the labor force over the past 9 years than native-born workers. So even if the difference were added to native-born workers, foreign hires still exceeded native hires.

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Monthly Jobs added to Labor Force

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Look how IBM plays the H-1B Game

by Virgil Bierschwale, published October 2, 2014 at Keep America At Work 

Pay attention to the difference between the prevailing wage and the proposed wage between the different groups.

First we have IBM Managers

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?page_id=208&occ_code=11-0000&cname=IBM_CORPORATION&cstate=TX&ccity=AUSTIN

You will notice that these are paid 15,000 or more  over the prevailing wage.

Now let’s drill down to the business and financial operations group.

http://keepamericaatwork.com/?page_id=208&occ_code=13-0000&cname=IBM_CORPORATION&cstate=TX&ccity=AUSTIN

Again, good premium over prevailing wage except for the rank and file.

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