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Just Turned 35? Too Old to Work in Tech

The H-1B visa is acknowledged as the greatest contributor to American IT job displacement. Last year, several stories about the H-1B’s deleterious effects on American engineers finally hit the headlines, more than 30 years after Congress created the visa. Abuse began immediately.

IT Tycoons Take on Trump

Silicon Valley is angry at President Donald Trump. First, after putting piles of cash at the feet of Hillary Clinton, tech executives suffered a doomed love affair with their defeated candidate.

Obama Comes to My Hometown, Talks Tech, Fouls up Traffic

At a one-day conference in Pittsburgh called the White House Frontiers Conference, President Barack Obama announced that he will allocate more than $300 million in federal and private funds to support science and technology. The total will include about $165 million for so-called smart city initiatives like reducing traffic congestion.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Fix American Job-Killing Visa Mess

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced a long overdue bill to close the multiple loopholes in the H-1B and L-1 visas. Called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, the legislation would protect U.S. workers and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies’ abuses that deprive qualified Americans from gaining employment and getting high-paying jobs. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is a co-sponsor.

Damning New Challenger, Gray Report Destroys Tech Lobby ‘Shortage’ Claim

In a recent press release, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global consultancy firm, wrote that in 2015 the U.S. technology sector – computer, technology and telecommunications firms – announced 79,315 planned job cuts.

H-1B Visa Program Called ‘Tremendous Threat to American Professionals’

Now I know why my son, an engineering graduate, struggled so long to find his first job!

In December 2014, I was a proud father. My 22-year-old son had endured four years of one of the most grueling majors in higher education – electrical engineering – and had just graduated with a respectable GPA from one of the top engineering colleges in the country – Virginia Tech.

Economic Policy Institute Demands Labor Secretary Investigate SoCal Edison H-1B Scandal

The Economic Policy Institute has joined outraged Americans in the quest for justice on behalf of the laid-off Southern California Edison (SCE) workers displaced by foreign-born H-1B visa holders.

H-4 Visa Holders Approved for Employment; More American Job Displacement

The Obama administration has delivered another setback to the more than 90 million Americans not attached to the workforce. On February 24, U.S.

Southern California Edison Brazenly Fires 400 American Workers, Replaces them with Overseas Labor

News that Southern California Edison (SCE) fired 400 American IT workers and replaced them with foreign-born H-1B visa holders is remarkable only in the sense that the media picked up the story. Other high-visibility employers like Disney shamelessly rely on H-1B workers, and in the process overlook many qualified Americans.

Coming Soon: Robots in the Cockpit

In commercial aviation’s earlier days, the flight deck had a captain, copilot and a navigator. On longer flights, a second crew would be on board to take over once the original crew had reached its maximum hours. Going back even further in aviation history, nurses or other medical attendants were paid airline employees whose presence gave comfort to jittery passengers.

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