Friday, July 08, 2011

Some recruiters want more liberalized H-1B rules for highly skilled workers,graduates

Recruiters for techies in specialty areas say that H-1B visa rules should be more liberal, and should allow different quotas from different countries, especially India which always has a lions share of skilled applicants.

The Politco story is “Tech execs seek visas for ‘hotshots”, link here.

Laid off IT professionals have sometimes complained that immigrants have taken away job openings from them. But in the mainframe area, the same set of people tend to stay within a group of related contracts (like MMIS) and employers often know more or less whom they want.

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is sponsoring a bill allowing foreign born graduates with advanced degrees remain in the country more easily.  An earlier typical blog entry of hers is here

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